Spaces that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a current system can be pricey. And that added area could just be too large for your home comfort equipment to take on, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great idea for these rooms because it doesn’t require ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically called a mini-split heat pump because it transfers heating and cooling, instead of creating it. Because of this, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with the majority achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your house may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning can offer assistance. We’ll get started with a no-obligation consultation to review your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can expect to pay when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
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 about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for usual home improvement work.
Your total mini-split installation cost will differ based on the kind you select and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs may involve:
- Installing a concrete pad for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This may be required if you have an older house.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for select systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We suggest consulting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Central Point also often offer 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 getting a mini-split is often pricier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient way to heat and cool tricky spots in your residence. These include:
- Spaces you don’t visit very frequently.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends having mini-splits in houses with atypical challenges, such as:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either due to high fuel costs or reduced efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared to 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 enjoy more accurage control over settings from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you select the best model to expertly installing it, our pros at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 541-286-6617 today to learn how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to request your free estimate!