Spaces that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a current system could be expensive. And that extra space may just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to handle, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart option for these areas since it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently called a mini-split heat pump since it shifts heating and cooling, in place of making it. As a result, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with the majority reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your home may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. can help. We’ll begin with a no-obligation appointment to discuss your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also review any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can plan to be responsible for when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most often installed sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool about 450–550 square feet, or around the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the usual mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for usual home improvement projects.
Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the kind you go with 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 may be necessary if you have an older residence.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Getting an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can give you access to valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for select systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We recommend consulting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Muskogee also typically give 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 installing a mini-split is often more expensive than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient way to heat and cool tricky spots in your home. These include:
- Areas you don’t visit very regularly.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends using mini-splits in residences with atypical challenges, such as:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either due to high fuel prices or decreased efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork due to 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 have precise 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 choose the right model to knowledgeably installing it, our pros at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 918-682-8238 today to learn how a mini-split system can make your house more comfortable and to get your free estimate!