Areas that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a present system could be expensive. And that additional space could just be too large for your home comfort equipment to handle, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart solution for these rooms since it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically referred to as a mini-split heat pump as it shifts heating and cooling, instead of creating it. Because of that, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with many earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the appropriate kind for your residence might feel like a lot of work, but our heating and cooling pros at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc can provide support. We’ll begin 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 qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can expect to pay when you’re getting 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 approximately 450–550 square feet, or around the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the usual mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for common home improvement jobs.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will vary based on the kind you select and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other added costs may include:
- Installing a concrete area for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This could be required 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 details.
Energy companies in Oxford also often give rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to ensure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although buying a mini-split is often costlier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient way to heat and cool troublesome rooms in your house. These can be:
- Rooms you aren’t in very regularly.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests using mini-splits in houses with unique challenges, like:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either due to high fuel expenses or low efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared to traditional 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 more accurage control over temps from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the best model to professionally installing it, our specialists at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 662-281-1231 right away to discover how a mini-split system can make your home comfier and to receive your free estimate!