Rooms that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a present system may be pricey. And that extra area could just be too large for your home comfort equipment to manage, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great option for these areas since it doesn’t need ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently known as a mini-split heat pump because it transfers heating and cooling, instead of making it. Because of this, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with most earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the correct model for your house might appear overwhelming, but our heating and cooling professionals at H & H Service Company can provide support. We’ll start with a zero-pressure 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 plan to be responsible for when you’re getting 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 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 expenses for usual home improvement work.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will differ based on the model you go with and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs might include:
- 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 needed if you have an older residence.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Buying an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can make you eligible for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for qualified systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We suggest chatting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Mechanicsburg also typically give rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to make sure you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although buying a mini-split is often more expensive than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool troublesome rooms in your home. These can be:
- Areas you don’t use very often.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises installing mini-splits in homes with unique challenges, like:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either as a result of high fuel expenses or decreased efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared 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 get precise control over temps from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the right model to knowledgeably installing it, our pros at H & H Service Company can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 717-220-4502 now to discover how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to receive your free estimate!