Rooms that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a current system may be pricey. And that additional space may just be too big for your home comfort equipment to manage, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.

A mini-split is a wise solution for these spaces because it doesn’t require ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often known as a mini-split heat pump as it moves heating and cooling, as opposed to generating it. As a result, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with the majority reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.

Picking the right model for your home may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling pros at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc can provide support. We’ll start with a no-obligation consultation to review your needs before offering you a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.

Here’s about how much you can anticipate to be responsible for when you’re buying a ductless mini-split.

Estimated 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 about 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 projects.

Your exact mini-split installation cost will vary based on the type you go with and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other added costs could 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 needed if you have an older house.

Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?

Installing 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 residence through December 31, 2021. We suggest chatting with your tax professional for more info.

Energy companies in Oxford also usually give rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to make sure you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.

Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?

Although purchasing a mini-split is usually costlier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient way to heat and cool tricky parts of your residence. These can be:

  • Additions.
  • Garages.
  • Sunrooms.
  • Rooms you aren’t in very frequently.
  • Spaces with hot and cold spots.

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

  • Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
  • Costly central heat, either due to high fuel costs or low efficiency.
  • Older residences that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.

In comparison 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 enjoy more accurage control over settings from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.

Our Professionals Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs

From helping you select the best model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 662-281-1231 right away to learn how a mini-split system can make your house comfier and to request your free estimate!