Areas that lack ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a present system may be costly. And that additional square footage could just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to take on, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great idea for these rooms because it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically called a mini-split heat pump as it transfers heating and cooling, rather than generating it. Because of that, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with many achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your residence might appear like a lot of work, but our heating and cooling specialists at Anderson Heating & A/C can provide support. We’ll get started with a no-obligation appointment to discuss your needs before giving 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 often used sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool an estimated 450–550 square feet, or around the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the typical mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for usual home improvement work.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will vary based on the type you select and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs might involve:
- Installing a concrete pad for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This might be needed if you have an older residence.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Getting an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for eligible systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We suggest chatting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Carson City also often have rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to make sure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is often pricier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient method to heat and cool difficult areas in your house. These can be:
- Spaces you don’t use very frequently.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends using mini-splits in houses with special challenges, including:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either due to high fuel expenses or reduced efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork due to 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 have precise control over temps from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you select the ideal model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at Anderson Heating & A/C can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 775-230-7628 now to discover how a mini-split system can make your residence comfier and to request your free estimate!