How Much Does a Mini-Split Cost?

March 19, 2021

Spaces that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from an existing system could be pricey. And that additional area may just be too large for your home comfort equipment to manage, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.

A mini-split is a great option for these rooms since it doesn’t need ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often referred to as a mini-split heat pump as it shifts heating and cooling, in place of making it. Because of this, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with the majority reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.

Picking the right kind for your residence can seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at True Temp Heating & Air Inc can provide support. We’ll start with a zero-obligation meeting to go over your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also review 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 popular 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 work.

Your total mini-split installation cost will differ based on the kind you go with and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other added costs might entail:

  • 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 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 qualified systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We advise chatting with your tax professional for more information.

Energy companies in Chatsworth also usually have rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to confirm you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.

Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?

Although buying a mini-split is often pricier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool difficult spots in your house. These include:

  • Additions.
  • Garages.
  • Sunrooms.
  • Areas you don’t visit very often.
  • Areas with hot and cold spots.

ENERGY STAR also recommends installing mini-splits in residences with atypical challenges, such as:

  • Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
  • Pricey central heat, either as a result of high fuel expenses or low efficiency.
  • Older homes that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.

In comparison 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 have exact 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 choose the best model to professionally installing it, our professionals at True Temp Heating & Air Inc can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 706-695-7492 right away to learn how a mini-split system can make your house more comfortable and to get your free estimate!