Areas that lack ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a present system may be costly. And that additional square footage 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 idea for these spaces 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 typically called a mini-split heat pump since it transfers heating and cooling, instead of creating it. Because of that, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with the majority achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the appropriate kind for your home can seem overwhelming, but our heating and cooling pros at Premium Air Services LLC can offer assistance. We’ll begin with a no-obligation appointment to hear about your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also review any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can plan to pay when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
One of the most often installed 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 approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for common home improvement jobs.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will differ based on the type you choose and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other additional costs could 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 necessary if you have an older house.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can give you access to valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for qualified systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We recommend chatting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Tomball also often give rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through 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 often costlier than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool difficult rooms in your residence. These include:
- Spaces you don’t visit very often.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests installing mini-splits in houses with unique challenges, including:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either because of high fuel prices or low efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork because 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 have more accurage control over temps from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the ideal model to knowledgeably installing it, our professionals at Premium Air Services LLC can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 713-364-9957 now to learn how a mini-split system can make your residence more comfortable and to receive your free estimate!