Areas that lack ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a present system may be pricey. And that extra area may 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 smart option for these areas since it doesn’t need ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently referred to as a mini-split heat pump because it shifts heating and cooling, rather than generating it. Because of this, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the correct model for your house can feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Woody's Sudden Service Inc can help. We’ll get started with a no-obligation appointment to discuss 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 expect to be responsible for when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most popular sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool an estimated 450–550 square feet, or roughly the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the usual mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide prices for typical home improvement projects.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will be different based on the type you go with and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other added costs may involve:
- 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 necessary if you have an older home.
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 select systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We recommend chatting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Manassas also typically have rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to confirm you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although purchasing a mini-split is often pricier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool tricky rooms in your house. These involve:
- Areas you don’t visit very often.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests having mini-splits in homes with atypical challenges, such as:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either as a result of high fuel costs or low efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared 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 get exact control over temperatures from room to room, as a result 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 professionals at Woody's Sudden Service Inc can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 703-278-2036 now to find out how a mini-split system can make your residence cozier and to get your free estimate!