Spaces without ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a current system may be costly. And that additional space could just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to handle, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great option for these areas as it doesn’t require ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently known as a mini-split heat pump because it shifts heating and cooling, rather than creating it. Because of that, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with most achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the correct type for your residence might seem like a lot of work, but our heating and cooling pros at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning can help. We’ll begin with a no-obligation consultation to review your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can anticipate to be responsible for when you’re buying a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
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 about the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the usual mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide prices for common home improvement jobs.
Your total mini-split installation cost will differ based on the type you go with and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other additional costs may involve:
- Installing a concrete slab for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This could be needed if you have an older residence.
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 select systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We advise chatting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Pflugerville also typically give rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate 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 pricier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient way to heat and cool troublesome areas in your residence. These include:
- Spaces you don’t visit very frequently.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises having mini-splits in homes with special challenges, including:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either as a result of high fuel costs or low efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison to traditional 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 exact control over temperatures from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the best model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 512-355-1482 now to discover how a mini-split system can make your residence cozier and to receive your free estimate!