Areas without ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a present system could be pricey. And that added area may just be too large for your home comfort equipment to take on, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise idea for these areas since it doesn’t need ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently called a mini-split heat pump since it shifts heating and cooling, rather than creating it. Because of this, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right type for your house can appear like a big task, but our heating and cooling specialists at Mayeuxs AC & Heating can help. We’ll start with a no-obligation consultation to go over 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 be responsible for when you’re installing 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 roughly the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the average mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for usual home improvement work.
Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the model you select and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other extra costs could include:
- 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 needed 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 residence through December 31, 2021. We suggest talking with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Norco and St. Charles Parish also usually offer rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to ensure you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although installing a mini-split is usually costlier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient method to heat and cool difficult spots in your residence. These involve:
- Spaces you aren’t in very regularly.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises having mini-splits in residences with special challenges, like:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either as a result of high fuel prices or low efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with 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 enjoy exact control over temperatures from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you select the best model to professionally installing it, our specialists at Mayeuxs AC & Heating can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at (985) 764-2426 today to find out how a mini-split system can make your residence cozier and to receive your free estimate!