Rooms that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a present system could be expensive. And that added 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 rooms as it doesn’t require ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently known as a mini-split heat pump because it moves heating and cooling, in place of creating it. Because of this, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your residence may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at B & B Heating & Cooling can provide support. We’ll begin with a no-obligation meeting to learn about your needs before giving 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 expect to spend when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most popular 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 usual mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for common home improvement projects.
Your total mini-split installation cost will vary based on the model you go with and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other extra costs may entail:
- 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.
Will a New Mini-Split|Do Mini-Splits|Can a High Efficiency Mini-Split} Receive Any Tax Credits?
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 house through December 31, 2021. We advise chatting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Florissant and St. Charles also typically have rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to ensure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Is Installing a Mini-Split Worth the Price?
Although getting a mini-split is usually more expensive than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool tricky spots in your residence. These include:
- Rooms you don’t use very frequently.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests using mini-splits in residences with special challenges, such as:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either due to high fuel expenses or reduced efficiency.
- Older residences 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 get precise control over temps from room to room, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the ideal model to expertly installing it, our pros at B & B Heating & Cooling can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 314-325-7552 right away to find out how a mini-split system can make your residence comfier and to receive your free estimate!