Rooms without ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a current system can be costly. And that added space could just be too large for your home comfort equipment to take on, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart idea for these spaces because it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically referred to as a mini-split heat pump since it shifts heating and cooling, in place of making it. Because of that, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with most earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the correct model for your home can seem like a big task, but our heating and cooling specialists at The Frazier Company can help. We’ll get started with a zero-obligation appointment to hear about your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also go over 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 buying a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most often installed sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool approximately 450–550 square feet, or roughly the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the average mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for typical home improvement jobs.
Your total mini-split installation cost will vary based on the type you go with and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other extra 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 may be needed if you have an older house.
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 house through December 31, 2021. We recommend talking with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Omaha also often give rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to ensure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is often more expensive than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool tricky spots in your house. These can be:
- Spaces you don’t use very frequently.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends installing mini-splits in homes with atypical challenges, such as:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either as a result of high fuel prices or decreased efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork due to 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 get precise control over temps from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the ideal model to professionally installing it, our pros at The Frazier Company can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 402-628-0206 now to find out how a mini-split system can make your house cozier and to request your free estimate!