Rooms that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a present system could be expensive. And that added square footage might just be too large for your home comfort equipment to handle, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart solution for these areas as it doesn’t need ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often known as a mini-split heat pump since it moves heating and cooling, as opposed to creating it. Because of that, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with most achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your residence may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling pros at Premium Air Services LLC can offer assistance. We’ll get started with a no-obligation meeting to go over your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can anticipate to spend when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
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 average mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for typical home improvement projects.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will be different based on the model you select and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other added costs may 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 needed if you have an older home.
Will a New Mini-Split|Do Mini-Splits|Can a High Efficiency Mini-Split} 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 eligible systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We recommend consulting with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Tomball also often give rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to confirm you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Is Mini-Split Installation Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is typically costlier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient way to heat and cool tricky parts of your house. These include:
- Rooms you don’t use very often.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests having mini-splits in homes with unique challenges, such as:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either due to high fuel prices or low efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with 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 more accurage control over temps from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the right model to professionally installing it, our specialists at Premium Air Services LLC can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 713-364-9957 today to find out how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to get your free estimate!