Rooms that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from an existing system could be expensive. And that additional square footage could just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to manage, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great solution for these rooms 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 typically referred to as a mini-split heat pump as it moves heating and cooling, rather than generating it. Because of that, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the correct kind for your house could appear like a big task, but our heating and cooling professionals at CNR Air Conditioning Inc can provide support. We’ll get started with a zero-obligation consultation to go over your needs before offering 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 buying a ductless mini-split.
Average 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 around the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the typical mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for usual home improvement projects.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will vary based on the kind you choose and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other added costs may entail:
- Installing a concrete slab for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This might be required if you have an older home.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Buying an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can make you eligible for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for qualified systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We recommend talking with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Naples also usually give rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to confirm you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is often pricier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool tricky rooms in your house. These include:
- Spaces you don’t use very often.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends having mini-splits in houses with unique challenges, like:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either due to high fuel expenses or decreased efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared 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 get more accurage control over temperatures from room to room, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the right model to expertly installing it, our specialists at CNR Air Conditioning Inc can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 239-241-5318 today to learn how a mini-split system can make your home comfier and to receive your free estimate!