How Much Does It Cost to Install a Ductless Mini Split System?

Mitsubishi Mini split air conditioner  in modern living room

We’ve written before about the benefits of a ductless mini split heating and cooling system, which offer homeowners better air quality, energy savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

But what does it cost to install a ductless mini split system in Doylestown, PA?

Prices vary, but the national average for the cost of one of these systems is $2,500 for a 2,000-square foot home. However, there are a host of other factors that affect the cost, including:

1. The size of your home

Is your home a compact little cottage? Or the type of spacious suburban place where everyone gathers for Thanksgiving?  Something in between?

The answer to that question will determine the type of ductless heat pump system your house requires. Larger systems that cover more than one room will need additional – or larger – air compressors, longer lines for refrigerant and a longer installation time.

Smaller systems – like the kind you’d find in apartments or condos – will be comparatively less, as they require less work.

2. When your home was built

Man testing voltage on electric box in home.If you live in an older home, you know what a chore it can be to keep your home warm enough in the winter and cool in the summer.

And installing a ductless system in an older home might require some upgrades to bring your electrical system up to code to complete the installation. This is something an HVAC professional can determine when they inspect your home.

3. Existing heating and cooling systems

Is your ductless system replacing an older, obsolete HVAC system? Then you may find yourself paying added labor costs to remove that system.

4. Installation

Man installing a ductless mini split outside.While ductless systems — as their name implies – don’t require the use of bulky duct work, you will need to have refrigerant lines, control wiring and electrical connections installed.

Creating an opening in your walls for this system will add to the cost, but the exact figure will vary depending on the type of materials used to build your home.

For example, wood frame or vinyl siding will be easier to work with than, say, stucco. Talk to your HVAC contractor to make sure they include this work in your estimate. In the end, this work will add to the price of your project, but still could cost less money than traditional ducted systems.

5. Labor costs

This will depend on the rates set by your local HVAC company, which will be based on their experience and the standard rate for this type of project in your area. Get more than one quote, and weigh the cost of the project with the experience the HVAC professional has to offer.

If you’re interested in installing a ductless HVAC system in your home, All Seasons Comfort Control can help.

We carry the Mitsubishi ductless mini-split system, designed to bring you and your family better, more personalized comfort.

These systems are energy efficient, whisper quiet and easy to install. Contact All Seasons Comfort Control today to learn more about how these systems can help you stay comfortable.