Rooms that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from an existing system could be costly. And that additional space may just be too large for your home comfort equipment to handle, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great solution for these areas because 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 referred to as a mini-split heat pump since it moves heating and cooling, rather than creating it. Because of this, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with most earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right model for your residence may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at Miller Climate Control LLC can provide support. We’ll start with a no-obligation meeting to hear about your needs before offering you a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can plan 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 around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for typical home improvement jobs.
Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the model you go with and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other additional 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 might be required if you have an older residence.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can give you access to valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for certain systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We recommend talking with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Georgetown also usually have rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to ensure you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is typically costlier than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient approach to heat and cool troublesome spots in your home. These include:
- Spaces you aren’t in very frequently.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends using mini-splits in residences with atypical challenges, like:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either due to high fuel prices or reduced efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared to 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 get exact control over settings from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the best model to knowledgeably installing it, our pros at Miller Climate Control LLC can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 512-937-2001 now to learn how a mini-split system can make your residence more comfortable and to get your free estimate!