Rooms that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from an existing system may be pricey. And that extra area may just be too big for your home comfort equipment to manage, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart idea for these spaces since it doesn’t need ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often called a mini-split heat pump since it shifts heating and cooling, rather than making it. Because of this, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with the majority reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right model for your house may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling pros at Premium Air Services LLC can help. We’ll start with a no-obligation meeting to go over your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also review any special offers, rebates and financing you might be able to take advantage of.
Here’s about how much you can expect to spend when you’re buying 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 about 450–550 square feet, or around 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 prices for common home improvement projects.
Your total mini-split installation cost will differ based on the kind you go with and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other extra 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 needed if you have an older residence.
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 certain systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We advise consulting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Tomball also usually give rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to ensure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although installing a mini-split is typically more expensive than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool difficult areas in your residence. These can be:
- Rooms you don’t visit very regularly.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends installing mini-splits in residences with atypical challenges, such as:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either due to high fuel prices or low efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison to regular 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 precise 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 pick the right model to professionally installing it, our pros 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 residence cozier and to receive your free estimate!