Rooms that lack ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a present system can be expensive. And that added space might just be too big for your home comfort equipment to handle, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart option for these spaces as it doesn’t need ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often known as a mini-split heat pump because it moves heating and cooling, as opposed to generating it. Because of that, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with most earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right kind for your residence can appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling specialists at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. can offer assistance. We’ll start with a no-pressure appointment to hear about your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can anticipate to spend 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 approximately 450–550 square feet, or roughly the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the typical mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for common home improvement jobs.
Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the model you choose and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other added costs may include:
- Installing a concrete slab for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This may be required if you have an older house.
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 qualified systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We suggest talking with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Muskogee also usually give rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to ensure you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although purchasing a mini-split is often more expensive than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient way to heat and cool tricky areas in your residence. These involve:
- Areas you aren’t in very often.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends installing mini-splits in residences with special challenges, like:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either due to high fuel costs or decreased efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison 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 enjoy exact control over temperatures from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the best model to expertly installing it, our professionals at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 918-682-8238 now to discover how a mini-split system can make your residence comfier and to receive your free estimate!