Spaces that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a current system could be expensive. And that added space may just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to handle, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise solution for these areas since it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often referred to as a mini-split heat pump as it transfers heating and cooling, in place of making it. Because of that, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the appropriate kind for your house can seem like a big task, but our heating and cooling pros at Farris Heating & Air can offer assistance. We’ll get started with a no-pressure consultation to learn about your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also review 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 Mini-Split Installation Cost
One of the most frequently 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 typical mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for usual home improvement projects.
Your total mini-split installation cost will vary based on the kind you choose and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other added costs might involve:
- Installing a concrete slab for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This may be needed if you have an older house.
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 advise chatting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Bartlesville also often offer rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to confirm you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is usually pricier than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool troublesome areas in your house. These involve:
- Rooms you aren’t in very often.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises using mini-splits in homes with unique challenges, including:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either as a result of high fuel expenses or decreased efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison 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 enjoy exact control over temps from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you select the ideal model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at Farris Heating & Air can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 918-333-0376 now to discover how a mini-split system can make your home comfier and to get your free estimate!