Spaces that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a present system could be costly. And that extra square footage may just be too big for your home comfort equipment to take on, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise option for these rooms because it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently known as a mini-split heat pump since it transfers heating and cooling, in place of generating it. As a result, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your house may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at Olde Towne Heating & Air can provide support. We’ll get started with a no-obligation appointment to go over your needs before providing you with 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 anticipate 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 about 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 expenses for typical home improvement projects.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will be different based on the type you select and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other added costs might include:
- Installing a concrete area for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This could be needed if you have an older residence.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Installing 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 recommend chatting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Mount Pleasant also typically offer rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to ensure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although buying a mini-split is usually costlier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient method to heat and cool troublesome rooms in your home. These include:
- Areas you aren’t in very frequently.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests having mini-splits in houses with special challenges, including:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either because of high fuel prices or decreased efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison to more common 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, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the right model to expertly installing it, our specialists at Olde Towne Heating & Air can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 843-485-0967 right away to discover how a mini-split system can make your residence cozier and to request your free estimate!