How Much Does a Mini-Split Cost?

March 19, 2021

Spaces that lack ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a present system may be costly. And that additional square footage may just be too big for your home comfort equipment to handle, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.

A mini-split is a great solution for these areas since it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often called a mini-split heat pump because it transfers heating and cooling, as opposed to making it. As a result, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with most reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.

Selecting the right type for your residence might appear like a big task, but our heating and cooling specialists at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning can help. We’ll begin with a no-obligation appointment to discuss your needs before offering 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 expect to spend when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.

Average Mini-Split Installation Cost

One of the most frequently 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 usual mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for common home improvement work.

Your exact mini-split installation cost will vary based on the kind you go with and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra 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 necessary 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 select systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We recommend chatting with your tax professional for more info.

Energy companies in Central Point also typically have rebates for buying 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 usually costlier than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool tricky spots in your residence. These include:

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

ENERGY STAR also advises installing mini-splits in homes with unique challenges, such as:

  • Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
  • Pricey central heat, either as a result of high fuel prices or reduced efficiency.
  • Older houses that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.

When compared to 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 enjoy exact control over settings from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.

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

From helping you pick the right model to knowledgeably installing it, our pros at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 514-600-5499 now to discover how a mini-split system can make your residence comfier and to get your free estimate!