Spaces that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from an existing system could be costly. And that additional area might just be too large for your home comfort equipment to manage, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise idea for these areas because it doesn’t need ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently called a mini-split heat pump as it transfers heating and cooling, as opposed to making it. Because of this, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with most earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your home may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at The Frazier Company can offer assistance. We’ll begin with a no-obligation consultation to review your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can plan to pay when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Average 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 about 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 common home improvement jobs.
Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the model you choose and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs might entail:
- 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 required if you have an older house.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Getting 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 advise consulting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Omaha also typically give rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to make sure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although buying a mini-split is usually more expensive than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient way to heat and cool tricky areas in your house. These can be:
- Spaces you aren’t in very often.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends installing mini-splits in homes with special challenges, such as:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either due to high fuel expenses or decreased efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with 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 enjoy more accurage control over temps from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the right model to knowledgeably installing it, our pros at The Frazier Company can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 402-628-0206 right away to learn how a mini-split system can make your house more comfortable and to request your free estimate!