Rooms without ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from an existing system may be costly. And that extra square footage could just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to manage, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise solution for these rooms because it doesn’t need ductwork. This combined 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 because it moves heating and cooling, as opposed to creating it. Because of that, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the appropriate model for your house might seem like a big task, but our heating and cooling pros at Solar Air Inc. can provide support. We’ll start with a zero-pressure appointment to review your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might be able to take advantage of.
Here’s about how much you can anticipate to pay when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
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 roughly the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the usual mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for typical home improvement jobs.
Your total mini-split installation cost will differ based on the type you select and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other additional costs might include:
- Installing a concrete slab 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 eligible systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We suggest consulting with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Fort Lauderdale also usually offer rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to make sure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although installing a mini-split is often pricier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient way to heat and cool tricky spots in your house. These include:
- Spaces you aren’t in very regularly.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests installing mini-splits in houses with atypical challenges, such as:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either as a result of high fuel costs or decreased efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared to more common 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 more accurage control over settings from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the ideal model to expertly installing it, our professionals at Solar Air Inc. can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 954-320-7398 right away to learn how a mini-split system can make your house more comfortable and to receive your free estimate!