Areas that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a present system may be pricey. And that extra space may just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to take on, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise solution for these areas since it doesn’t need ductwork. This combined 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 as it moves heating and cooling, instead of generating it. Because of that, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with many achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your residence may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling pros at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia can offer assistance. We’ll get started with a no-obligation consultation to discuss your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also review any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can expect to be responsible for when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
One of the most popular 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 usual mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for typical home improvement jobs.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will differ based on the kind you select and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other additional costs could entail:
- Installing a concrete slab 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 residence.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can make you eligible for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for qualified systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We recommend chatting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Milledgeville and Middle Georgia also usually offer rebates for installing 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 purchasing a mini-split is often pricier than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool tricky spots in your home. These can be:
- Areas you aren’t in very regularly.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests using mini-splits in residences with unique challenges, including:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either due to high fuel expenses or decreased efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison 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 precise control over settings from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the right model to professionally installing it, our pros at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 478-200-5689 right away to find out how a mini-split system can make your house more comfortable and to request your free estimate!