Spaces that lack ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a present system could be pricey. And that added area may just be too big for your home comfort equipment to handle, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise solution for these rooms 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 referred to as a mini-split heat pump since it moves heating and cooling, rather than creating it. Because of that, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with most earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the correct model for your residence may appear like a lot of work, but our heating and cooling pros at MPC Heating & Cooling can offer assistance. We’ll get started with a zero-obligation consultation to learn about your needs before offering you a free estimate. We’ll also review any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can plan to spend when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most frequently 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 usual mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for common home improvement work.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will be different based on the kind you choose and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other additional 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 necessary if you have an older home.
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 qualified systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We suggest consulting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Chadron also usually have rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to confirm you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is typically more expensive than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool difficult rooms in your house. These involve:
- Rooms you don’t visit very frequently.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests using mini-splits in houses with atypical challenges, such as:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either because of high fuel expenses or decreased efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared to 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 have more accurage control over temps from room to room, because of 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 professionals at MPC Heating & Cooling can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 308-832-4321 right away to find out how a mini-split system can make your residence cozier and to request your free estimate!