Rooms that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from an existing system may be expensive. And that additional area may just be too large for your home comfort equipment to manage, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart solution for these rooms since it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often known as a mini-split heat pump because it transfers heating and cooling, as opposed to creating it. Because of that, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with the majority reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your home may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at J.L. Brady Company LLC can offer assistance. We’ll get started with a no-obligation meeting to go over your needs before offering you 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 be responsible for when you’re buying a ductless mini-split.
Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most often used sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool approximately 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 costs for usual home improvement jobs.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will differ based on the model you select and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other added costs may entail:
- Installing a concrete area for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This might be required if you have an older residence.
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 eligible systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We advise talking with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Moline also usually give rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to confirm you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although installing a mini-split is typically pricier than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient method to heat and cool troublesome spots in your residence. These include:
- Rooms you don’t use very often.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests using mini-splits in homes with unique challenges, such as:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either as a result of high fuel costs or reduced efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with traditional 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, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the best model to expertly installing it, our professionals at J.L. Brady Company LLC can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 309-517-7511 right away to discover how a mini-split system can make your residence comfier and to request your free estimate!