Spaces that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a present system can be expensive. And that added square footage may just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to take on, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart solution for these spaces since it doesn’t need ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often known as a mini-split heat pump since it transfers heating and cooling, instead of making it. As a result, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your residence may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Integrity AC & Heating LLC can offer assistance. We’ll begin with a no-obligation consultation to review your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify 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 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 usual mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide prices for usual home improvement projects.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will vary based on the kind you select and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other additional costs could entail:
- 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 home.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Getting an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for eligible systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We advise consulting with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Phoenix also typically give rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to ensure 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 traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient method to heat and cool difficult rooms in your residence. These can be:
- Areas you don’t visit very regularly.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends having mini-splits in houses with unique challenges, like:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either due to high fuel expenses or reduced efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork because 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 enjoy exact control over temperatures from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the best model to professionally installing it, our professionals at Integrity AC & Heating LLC can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 602-971-0567 today to discover how a mini-split system can make your residence comfier and to request your free estimate!