Rooms that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a present system can be pricey. And that added area could just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to take on, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great solution for these rooms since it doesn’t require ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently known as a mini-split heat pump because it shifts heating and cooling, instead of creating it. As a result, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your home may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling specialists at Select Comfort Systems can offer assistance. We’ll get started with a no-obligation consultation to learn about your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might be able to take advantage of.
Here’s about how much you can expect to pay when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most frequently installed 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 typical mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide prices for common home improvement projects.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will differ based on the type you choose and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs could include:
- Installing a concrete pad for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This could be needed if you have an older house.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Getting an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can give you access to valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for certain systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We recommend talking with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in West Valley City also typically give rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to ensure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is often more expensive than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool troublesome spots in your residence. These can be:
- Spaces you don’t use very often.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises having mini-splits in residences with special challenges, including:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either due to high fuel expenses or decreased efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork as a result 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 get exact control over settings from room to room, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the ideal model to professionally installing it, our pros at Select Comfort Systems can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 801-305-4777 today to learn how a mini-split system can make your home comfier and to receive your free estimate!