Areas that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a present system could be costly. And that added area could just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to handle, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise option for these rooms as 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 often referred to as a mini-split heat pump as it moves heating and cooling, rather than creating it. Because of that, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with most reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your residence may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling specialists at Bell Air Conditioning Inc can help. We’ll begin with a no-obligation meeting to learn about your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can anticipate to spend when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most often used 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 typical mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for usual home improvement work.
Your total mini-split installation cost will vary based on the model you choose and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other added costs could involve:
- Installing a concrete area for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This might be necessary if you have an older home.
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 eligible systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We advise chatting with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Temple/Belton also usually offer rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to confirm you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is typically costlier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient approach to heat and cool tricky areas in your residence. These can be:
- Spaces you aren’t in very often.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises having mini-splits in houses with special challenges, such as:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either because of high fuel prices or low efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison to 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 have more accurage control over settings from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the best model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at Bell Air Conditioning Inc can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 254-307-9572 right away to discover how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to get your free estimate!