Areas that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a current system can be expensive. And that added area could just be too big for your home comfort equipment to take on, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great idea for these rooms because it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This comprehensive 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 as it transfers heating and cooling, rather than creating it. Because of that, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with most earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your residence may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling pros at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning can help. We’ll begin with a no-obligation meeting to learn about your needs before offering you a free estimate. We’ll also review any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can anticipate to be responsible for when you’re getting 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 about the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the usual mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for usual home improvement work.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will differ based on the kind you select and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other extra costs could 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 necessary if you have an older residence.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Getting an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can make you eligible for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for eligible systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We recommend chatting with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Odessa also often give rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to make sure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although purchasing a mini-split is often costlier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient way to heat and cool tricky areas in your residence. These can be:
- Rooms you aren’t in very frequently.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends having mini-splits in homes with special challenges, including:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either due to high fuel prices or decreased efficiency.
- Older houses 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 have more accurage control over settings from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you select the best model to professionally installing it, our specialists at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 432-237-0168 now to find out how a mini-split system can make your house more comfortable and to request your free estimate!