Areas that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a current system may be costly. And that additional square footage might just be too big for your home comfort equipment to handle, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise idea for these areas because it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often referred to as a mini-split heat pump since it moves heating and cooling, as opposed to making it. As a result, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your home may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Aggressive Mechanical can help. We’ll begin with a no-obligation meeting to go over your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might be able to take advantage of.
Here’s about how much you can plan to pay when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Average 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 roughly the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the average mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for common home improvement work.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will differ based on the kind you choose and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other added costs might 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 make you eligible for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for eligible systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We suggest consulting with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Neptune City also typically give rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to make sure you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is usually more expensive than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient way to heat and cool difficult areas in your residence. These involve:
- Areas you don’t visit very regularly.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises having mini-splits in homes with unique challenges, like:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either because of high fuel costs or low efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison 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 get more accurage control over temperatures from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the right model to expertly installing it, our professionals at Aggressive Mechanical can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 732-806-5536 today to find out how a mini-split system can make your residence more comfortable and to get your free estimate!