Rooms that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from an existing system can be costly. And that added space could just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to manage, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart option for these rooms since it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often called a mini-split heat pump because it transfers heating and cooling, as opposed to creating it. Because of that, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with many reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your residence may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling specialists at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. can help. We’ll start with a no-obligation meeting to review your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can plan to spend when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
One of the most often used sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool about 450–550 square feet, or around the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the typical mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for usual home improvement work.
Your exact 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 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 home.
Will a New Mini-Split|Do Mini-Splits|Can a High Efficiency Mini-Split} Receive a Tax Credit?
Getting an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for qualified systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We suggest consulting with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Haines City also typically have rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to make sure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although purchasing a mini-split is typically more expensive than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool tricky parts of your residence. These can be:
- Rooms you aren’t in very regularly.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends installing mini-splits in houses with atypical challenges, like:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either due to high fuel expenses or reduced efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with 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 exact control over temps from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the best model to expertly installing it, our professionals at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 863-216-2923 now to find out how a mini-split system can make your house more comfortable and to get your free estimate!