Rooms that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a present system can be pricey. And that extra area might just be too big for your home comfort equipment to manage, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart solution for these rooms since it doesn’t require ductwork. This all-in-one 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 shifts heating and cooling, instead of making it. Because of that, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with the majority achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right model for your home may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling specialists at Air Alliance Team can offer assistance. We’ll begin with a no-obligation meeting to hear about your needs before offering you a free estimate. We’ll also review any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can expect to spend when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most frequently installed sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool about 450–550 square feet, or about the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the typical mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide prices for common home improvement jobs.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will be different based on the type you select and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other added costs might 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 home.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Buying an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can give you access to valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for eligible systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We suggest consulting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Ballwin and St. Charles also typically give rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to ensure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although installing a mini-split is typically costlier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool difficult parts of your residence. These include:
- Rooms you aren’t in very often.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends installing mini-splits in residences with special challenges, such as:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either as a result of high fuel expenses or reduced efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared 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 enjoy more accurage control over settings from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the best model to knowledgeably installing it, our pros at Air Alliance Team can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 636-206-4250 now to learn how a mini-split system can make your residence cozier and to get your free estimate!