Areas that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a present system may be pricey. And that extra area may just be too large for your home comfort equipment to handle, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart option for these rooms as it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically called a mini-split heat pump because it shifts heating and cooling, instead of generating it. As a result, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your residence may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Strine's can provide support. We’ll begin with a no-obligation meeting to discuss your needs before giving you 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 expect to spend when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most often used sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool approximately 450–550 square feet, or roughly the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the average mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide prices for usual home improvement work.
Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the model you go with and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs could involve:
- Installing a concrete pad for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This may be required if you have an older house.
Will a New Mini-Split|Do Mini-Splits|Can a High Efficiency Mini-Split} Qualify for Any Tax Credits?
Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can give you access to valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for select systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We advise consulting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in York also usually give rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to ensure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Is Installing a Mini-Split Worth the Cost?
Although purchasing a mini-split is usually pricier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient way to heat and cool troublesome spots in your home. These can be:
- Rooms you don’t visit very often.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends installing mini-splits in homes with unique challenges, such as:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either due to high fuel prices 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 more accurage control over temps from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the best model to knowledgeably installing it, our professionals at Strine's can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 717-383-4479 right away to discover how a mini-split system can make your house comfier and to request your free estimate!