How Much Does a Mini-Split Cost?

March 19, 2021

Rooms without ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a present system could be costly. And that added square footage could just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to handle, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.

A mini-split is a great idea for these rooms as 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 typically known as a mini-split heat pump as it moves heating and cooling, as opposed to creating it. As a result, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with most earning ENERGY STAR® certification.

Choosing the right type for your house can seem like a big task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Gordon Air Conditioning can offer assistance. We’ll begin with a zero-pressure meeting to discuss your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also review any special offers, rebates and financing you might be able to take advantage of.

Here’s about how much you can anticipate to pay when you’re getting 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 around the size of a studio apartment.

With professional installation, the typical mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for usual home improvement work.

Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the kind you go with and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other additional costs could 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 certain systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We suggest talking with your tax professional for more details.

Energy companies in Crestview also typically have rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to ensure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.

Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?

Although installing a mini-split is typically costlier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient method to heat and cool troublesome rooms in your residence. These include:

  • Additions.
  • Garages.
  • Sunrooms.
  • Rooms you don’t visit very frequently.
  • Rooms with hot and cold spots.

ENERGY STAR also suggests installing mini-splits in houses with atypical challenges, like:

  • Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
  • Costly central heat, either as a result of high fuel costs or low 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 get precise control over settings from room to room, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.

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

From helping you choose the ideal model to professionally installing it, our pros at Gordon Air Conditioning can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 850-250-0335 today to learn how a mini-split system can make your residence cozier and to get your free estimate!