Spaces that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from an existing system can be expensive. And that added area may just be too big for your home comfort equipment to take on, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart idea for these spaces because it doesn’t require ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently called a mini-split heat pump since it moves heating and cooling, instead of generating it. Because of that, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right model for your house may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Farris Heating & Air can help. We’ll start with a no-obligation appointment to review your needs before providing you with 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 expect to be responsible for when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most frequently 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 average mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for common home improvement jobs.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will differ based on the kind you select and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other added costs could 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 required if you have an older home.
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 talking with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Bartlesville also usually give rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to confirm you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although purchasing a mini-split is often more expensive than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient way to heat and cool troublesome rooms in your house. These include:
- Rooms you aren’t in very often.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends using mini-splits in residences with atypical challenges, such as:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either because of high fuel prices or low efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with more common 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 settings from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you select the right model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at Farris Heating & Air can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 918-333-0376 now to discover how a mini-split system can make your house cozier and to receive your free estimate!