Rooms that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a present system may be pricey. And that extra area might just be too big for your home comfort equipment to manage, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise solution for these rooms as it doesn’t require ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often known as a mini-split heat pump because it transfers heating and cooling, rather than generating it. As a result, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your home may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at B&D Air Conditioning can provide support. We’ll get started with a no-obligation meeting to hear about your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might be able to take advantage of.
Here’s about how much you can anticipate 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 an estimated 450–550 square feet, or about 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 costs for common home improvement projects.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will differ based on the model you choose and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other additional 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 might be necessary if you have an older residence.
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Getting an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for eligible systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We recommend talking with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Safford also usually give rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to confirm you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although buying a mini-split is usually more expensive than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool troublesome areas in your home. These can be:
- Areas you aren’t in very regularly.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests installing mini-splits in homes with atypical challenges, such as:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either due to high fuel costs or reduced efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with 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 enjoy more accurage control over temperatures from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the right model to professionally installing it, our pros at B&D Air Conditioning can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 928-432-6018 today to discover how a mini-split system can make your home cozier and to request your free estimate!