In the Central/Northern area of New Jersey, ductless heating and cooling in a single zone configuration, fully installed and ready to turn on starts at $3500, and the price goes up from there depending on several factors.
Less than professional websites might claim it costs $1867 to purchase a new ductless mini split, and $159 to have it professionally installed. That price is not only the cheapest, least efficient unit on the market, but I doubt a reputable contractor would charge that little for labor. You have been warned.
Ductless Mini-Splits are Whisper-Quiet
The Mitsubishi ductless mini split is a quiet, efficient heating and air conditioning solution for your home that will reduce your energy costs, and in some cases, pay for itself in energy savings.
What can a homeowner expect to pay for this modern, efficient heating and air conditioning solution in the greater New Jersey area?
Ductless mini-split technology has been around for more than 50 years. In Japan, ductless accounts for 90% of all HVAC systems sold, and more than 80% in Europe.
If you are not familiar with ductless technology, it might be because educational information has slowed the growth of ductless acceptance in the United States, but the efficiency of ductless has caused major utility companies, government agencies, and homeowners to take notice.
The up to $1,400 rebates and financial incentives associated with ductless technology have made it a rapidly growing home comfort solution for residential heat pumps and residential air conditioning replacements.
So, how much of an investment does this system require? There are variables in the estimate.
The price of a ductless system is determined by four primary factors:
- The size of the unit
- The type of unit
- The number of areas (or zones) being conditioned
- The degree of difficulty of the installation (How far the indoor and outdoor units are from each other, the construction of the outer wall to be drilled to carry the line sets)
- Due to the flexibility of these systems (whole house, partial house, one room) multiple design possibilities can slide your job from the lower end of the cost range to the highest. A ductless system, on its most basic level, consists of
- At Least One Indoor Wall Unit, (Evaporator/Air Handler)
- Single Zone Mitsubishi Ductless Installation
- Professional installation of the most basic, or single zone, configuration (consisting of one wall unit and condenser) will cost between $3,500 and $4700. This layout is ideal for many kinds of applications like conditioning the air in a sunroom, garage, attic, and some smaller homes.
- Multi-Zone Mitsubishi Ductless Installation
- Some New Jersey homeowners need only one ductless unit, while other applications are better served by 3, 4, or 5 units. It all depends on the layout of the home.
- A multi-zone system consisting of two indoor evaporator units typically runs between $7300 and $8400.
- We can run as many as eight indoor units with a single outdoor condenser, and we can come back to add indoor units at a later date if you want to have your system designed for future expansion as budgets allow.
- A 5-zone system could cost $17,000 to $23,000.
- Is ductless a good value for my money?
- At first glance, the cost of ductless heating and air conditioning can seem steep, however, the benefits in energy efficiency will save you a lot in the long run.
- Typical forced air systems to experience duct losses equivalent to about 20% of the system’s energy consumption. Often, it’s over 32%.
- Ductless systems are also less expensive to maintain than traditional systems.
- When you add in attractive rebate programs and 0% payment plans, ductless solutions wind up shaking out as net cost savings to most homeowners.
- A multi-zone configuration comes with an additional energy-saving benefit. You can control the temperature independently in every room where an air handler is installed.
So, if you’re not using a room, you won’t have to keep it heated and cooled the same as the rest of the house. Finally, you’ll need a qualified installer, like Pipe Works Services
Since there are no ducts, you don’t waste energy through leaky ductwork.
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