Do you have a central air conditioning system that just isn’t getting the job done? Do you own a home with no AC at all, which makes the hot summer months in Boston unbearable?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, a ductless mini split is an option to consider. When compared to other types of systems, including central AC and window units, there are many benefits:
- Highly efficient, thus saving you money on cooling costs
- Ease of installation, as you don’t have to run ductwork through your home
- Quiet operation, so you never again have to worry about a noisy condenser spoiling your day of relaxation
Along with the above, ductless mini splits are versatile. Regardless of the size of your home and cooling requirements, you can install a system designed to effectively and efficiently cool every room.
Tip: ductless mini split systems are also designed for expansion, which makes life easier on you if you finish your basement or attic or add another room to your existing structure.
But what about the cost?
With so many benefits, it’s easy to believe that a ductless mini split will cost you an arm and a leg. But we have some good news.
Thanks to the ease of installation, ductless mini splits are extremely affordable. This is particularly true when compared to the cost of replacing an old central AC unit or adding to a pre-existing home.
Generally speaking, you can expect to spend somewhere in the $3,000 range to install a ductless mini split AC system.[i] Of course, this varies based on details such as:
- Size of the unit
- Size of your home
For instance, you’ll pay more for a top of the line Mitsubishi system than a lesser known brand. Just remember that you get what you pay for. If you choose a ductless mini split from a reputable brand, you can reasonably expect it to last 20 years (or more).
A ductless mini split allows you to save in other ways, too:
- Energy efficient: Ductless mini splits are more efficient than central AC systems, as you don’t have to contend with air loss in ductwork. With increased efficiency, your cooling bill will be less during the summer months.
- No repair costs after installation: Adding central air to a pre-existing home is a costly, messy project. You have to open up walls, floors, and ceilings to install ductwork. From there, you have to patch all the openings and repair them to match the rest of the room. This will set you back thousands of dollars, and that doesn’t even consider the cost of the system itself.
When you consider everything you get in return, ductless mini splits are definitely worth the cost. Not only do you save money upfront, but you do so over the long run as well.
If you have questions about the cost of installing a ductless mini split AC system in your home, contact us to schedule a free consultation.