How Much Does a Mini-Split Cost?

March 19, 2021

Rooms that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from an existing system can be pricey. And that additional area may just be too large for your home comfort equipment to manage, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.

A mini-split is a great solution for these areas since it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically known as a mini-split heat pump because it transfers heating and cooling, as opposed to making it. As a result, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with many achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.

Picking the correct type for your residence could feel like a lot of work, but our heating and cooling specialists at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort can provide support. We’ll begin with a zero-obligation consultation to hear about your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.

Here’s about how much you can anticipate to pay when you’re buying a ductless mini-split.

Average Mini-Split Installation Cost

One of the most popular sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool approximately 450–550 square feet, or around the size of a studio apartment.

With professional installation, the usual mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for usual home improvement jobs.

Your total mini-split installation cost will differ based on the kind you choose and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other added costs may entail:

  • Installing a concrete pad 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 home.

Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?

Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for select systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We recommend consulting with your tax professional for more info.

Energy companies in Kutztown also usually have rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to make sure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.

Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?

Although buying a mini-split is usually costlier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool tricky spots in your residence. These include:

  • Additions.
  • Garages.
  • Sunrooms.
  • Rooms you don’t visit very often.
  • Rooms with hot and cold spots.

ENERGY STAR also advises having mini-splits in houses with atypical challenges, including:

  • Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
  • Pricey central heat, either because of high fuel costs or low efficiency.
  • Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result 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 more accurage control over temperatures from room to room, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.

Our Pros Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs

From helping you choose the best model to professionally installing it, our specialists at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 484-646-3363 right away to discover how a mini-split system can make your residence more comfortable and to get your free estimate!