Spaces that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from an existing system could be pricey. And that additional area might just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to take on, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.

A mini-split is a great idea for these areas because it doesn’t need ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically referred to as a mini-split heat pump because it transfers heating and cooling, as opposed to making it. As a result, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® certification.

Choosing the right model for your home may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at Anderson Heating & A/C can help. We’ll get started with a no-obligation appointment to discuss your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.

Here’s about how much you can anticipate to spend 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 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 common home improvement jobs.

Your precise mini-split installation cost will be different based on the kind you select and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other extra costs may entail:

  • 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 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 house through December 31, 2021. We advise talking with your tax professional for more information.

Energy companies in Carson City also usually give rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to ensure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.

Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?

Although purchasing a mini-split is typically more expensive than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool tricky parts of your home. These involve:

  • Additions.
  • Garages.
  • Sunrooms.
  • Areas you don’t visit very often.
  • Areas with hot and cold spots.

ENERGY STAR also advises using mini-splits in homes with atypical challenges, including:

  • Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
  • Costly central heat, either because of high fuel costs or low efficiency.
  • Older homes 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 temperatures from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.

Our Pros Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs

From helping you choose the right model to knowledgeably installing it, our professionals at Anderson Heating & A/C can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 775-230-7628 today to discover how a mini-split system can make your home cozier and to get your free estimate!