How Much Does a Mini-Split Cost?

March 19, 2021

Areas without ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from an existing system could be pricey. And that added space may just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to take on, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.

A mini-split is a smart option for these areas since it doesn’t need ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently known as a mini-split heat pump since it moves heating and cooling, in place of making it. As a result, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with the majority reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.

Picking the appropriate type for your house may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling specialists at Jent Mechanical LLC can offer assistance. We’ll begin with a no-obligation appointment to learn about your needs before giving you 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 expect to pay when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.

Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation

One of the most frequently 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 usual 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 be different based on the kind you go with and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other additional costs may include:

  • Installing a concrete slab for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
  • Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
  • Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This could be needed if you have an older residence.

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 eligible systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We recommend consulting with your tax professional for more information.

Energy companies in Dayton also often offer rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to ensure you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.

Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?

Although getting a mini-split is typically pricier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient method to heat and cool tricky parts of your residence. These involve:

  • Additions.
  • Garages.
  • Sunrooms.
  • Rooms you don’t use very often.
  • Rooms with hot and cold spots.

ENERGY STAR also suggests installing mini-splits in residences with atypical challenges, like:

  • Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
  • Costly central heat, either due to high fuel prices or reduced efficiency.
  • Older residences 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 have exact control over temperatures from room to room, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.

Our Specialists Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs

From helping you choose the right model to professionally installing it, our specialists at Jent Mechanical LLC can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 937-845-1111 now to find out how a mini-split system can make your residence cozier and to receive your free estimate!