Rooms that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a present system can be expensive. And that extra space could 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 great option for these areas because 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 often referred to as a mini-split heat pump since it moves heating and cooling, as opposed to making it. Because of this, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with many earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right model for your home may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort can help. We’ll get started with a no-obligation consultation to discuss your needs before offering 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 spend when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation
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 average mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for typical home improvement projects.
Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the type you select and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs could include:
- 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?
Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for certain systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We advise consulting with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Kutztown and Breinigsville also usually offer rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through 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 usually pricier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool tricky parts of your residence. These involve:
- Areas you don’t use very often.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests installing mini-splits in residences with special challenges, including:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either due to high fuel expenses or decreased efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison to regular 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 have more accurage control over temps from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the ideal model to professionally installing it, our specialists at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 484-646-3363 now to find out how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to request your free estimate!