How Much Does a Mini-Split Cost?

March 19, 2021

Areas that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from an existing system can be costly. And that additional space may just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to manage, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.

A mini-split is a great option for these rooms since it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently known as a mini-split heat pump as it moves heating and cooling, as opposed to generating it. Because of this, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.

Picking the correct type for your house might seem overwhelming, but our heating and cooling specialists at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning can help. We’ll begin with a zero-obligation appointment to learn about your needs before offering you a free estimate. We’ll also go over 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 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 about 450–550 square feet, or around 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 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 entail:

  • Installing a concrete area for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
  • Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
  • Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This may be necessary if you have an older house.

Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?

Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can give you access to valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for qualified systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We suggest consulting with your tax professional for more info.

Energy companies in Odessa also typically have rebates for installing 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 getting a mini-split is typically costlier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient way to heat and cool troublesome parts of your house. These can be:

  • Additions.
  • Garages.
  • Sunrooms.
  • Rooms you aren’t in very often.
  • Locations with hot and cold spots.

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

  • Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
  • Costly central heat, either due to high fuel costs or reduced efficiency.
  • Older residences that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.

When compared 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 get more accurage control over temperatures from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.

Our Pros Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs

From helping you pick the right model to expertly installing it, our professionals at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 432-237-0168 right away to find out how a mini-split system can make your home comfier and to receive your free estimate!