Areas that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a current system could be costly. And that extra area may just be too large for your home comfort equipment to handle, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise idea for these rooms as it doesn’t need ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently referred to as a mini-split heat pump since it transfers heating and cooling, in place of generating it. As a result, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with many earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right model for your residence may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Myers Furnace Company can help. We’ll start with a no-obligation consultation to discuss your needs before offering you a free estimate. We’ll also review any special offers, rebates and financing you might be able to take advantage of.
Here’s about how much you can anticipate to pay when you’re buying a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most frequently 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 typical mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for common home improvement projects.
Your total mini-split installation cost will differ based on the model you go with and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other extra costs could include:
- Installing a concrete slab for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This may be required if you have an older house.
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 eligible systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We recommend talking with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Belton also usually give rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to ensure you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although installing a mini-split is usually pricier than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient method to heat and cool troublesome areas in your home. These involve:
- Areas you aren’t in very frequently.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises using mini-splits in residences with special challenges, like:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either because of high fuel expenses or reduced efficiency.
- Older homes 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 more accurage control over settings from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the best model to expertly installing it, our specialists at Myers Furnace Company can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 816-249-1619 today to learn how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to receive your free estimate!