Areas that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a present system can be costly. And that extra square footage may just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to take on, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart option for these spaces because it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently known as a mini-split heat pump since it transfers heating and cooling, rather than creating it. Because of that, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with the majority reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your residence may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling specialists at Central Air LLC can provide support. We’ll get started with a no-obligation consultation to go over your needs before providing you with 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 spend when you’re buying a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most often installed sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool approximately 450–550 square feet, or roughly the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the average mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for common home improvement projects.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will differ based on the kind you go with and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other extra costs may entail:
- Installing a concrete area for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This could be necessary if you have an older house.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Getting an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can make you eligible for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for qualified systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We advise chatting with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Brookfield also usually offer rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to make sure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although buying a mini-split is often pricier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient method to heat and cool tricky rooms in your home. These involve:
- Areas you don’t use very frequently.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises having mini-splits in homes with unique challenges, including:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either because of high fuel prices or decreased efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with traditional 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 enjoy precise control over temps from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the ideal model to knowledgeably installing it, our professionals at Central Air LLC can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 203-357-5913 now to find out how a mini-split system can make your residence cozier and to get your free estimate!