Areas without ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a present system may be pricey. And that additional area may just be too large for your home comfort equipment to handle, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise idea for these spaces as it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently referred to as a mini-split heat pump since it moves heating and cooling, instead of generating it. Because of that, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the correct model for your home might feel like a big task, but our heating and cooling specialists at ACE Solutions can provide support. We’ll start with a zero-pressure appointment to go over your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can plan to pay when you’re buying a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
One of the most often installed sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool an estimated 450–550 square feet, or around the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the usual mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for usual home improvement jobs.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will vary based on the model you go with and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs could entail:
- Installing a concrete area for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This might be necessary if you have an older home.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can make you eligible for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for select systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We advise chatting with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Hasbrouck Heights also typically offer rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to confirm you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is often costlier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient way to heat and cool tricky areas in your home. These include:
- Spaces you aren’t in very regularly.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends having mini-splits in homes with unique challenges, including:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either as a result of high fuel prices or decreased efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison to more common electric heating and cooling, ENERGY STAR says a mini-split can save you up to 30% on cooling and up to 60% on heating. You’ll also get precise control over temps from room to room, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you select the right model to professionally installing it, our professionals at ACE Solutions can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 201-579-2562 right away to find out how a mini-split system can make your house cozier and to get your free estimate!