Spaces that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a present system may be pricey. And that added square footage may just be too big for your home comfort equipment to handle, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great option for these rooms since it doesn’t require ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently called a mini-split heat pump since it transfers heating and cooling, in place of creating it. As a result, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with most achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the correct kind for your home may appear like a big task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Siloam Springs Heating & AC can provide support. We’ll start with a zero-pressure consultation to discuss your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
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 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 approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for usual home improvement jobs.
Your total mini-split installation cost will differ based on the kind you select and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other additional costs might involve:
- 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?
Buying an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for certain systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We recommend consulting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Siloam Springs also usually offer rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to ensure you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although buying a mini-split is often costlier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient method to heat and cool troublesome rooms in your residence. These involve:
- Spaces you don’t use very often.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests having mini-splits in houses with unique challenges, like:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either because of high fuel expenses or low efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with 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, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the ideal model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at Siloam Springs Heating & AC can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 479-308-8176 today to discover how a mini-split system can make your house comfier and to request your free estimate!