How Much Does a Ductless Air Conditioner Cost?
If you live in the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area, you’ve probably heard people mention ductless or mini-split air conditioners. If you have a home without an air duct system, central cooling is probably not available for Minnesota’s hot summer weather. If you have hard-to-cool rooms in your home or commercial building, a ductless mini-split air conditioning system is an ideal way to improve your comfort. If you rely on noisy, inefficient window AC units, you’ll benefit greatly from this new technology. But how much does it cost? That’s always a question in people’s minds. A ductless AC system from Carrier Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, Lennox, LG, Daikin or another top manufacturer is more affordable than you’d think.
As the Twin Cities top-rated HVAC contractor, the cost of cooling homes and commercial buildings is one of the first things people ask about when we visit their location to access their requirements. What we’ve discovered is that the price has to be measured against the value of being comfortable. Ductless mini-split air conditioners can cost more than a high-quality window unit, and are almost always less expensive than a brand new central AC system. Because no new ductwork is needed, the installation is fast and simple, reducing the total cost. The actual price of the product and installation, though, depends on many factors, including the brand, model, efficiency, cooling capacity, number of rooms cooled, and other factors:
Like all heating and cooling products, the size and capacity of the system depends on the space being cooled. Along with measuring the cubic footage of the space, a heat loss and gain calculation needs to be done to determine the optimal size. Naturally, the higher the capacity, the higher the price.
Single or Multiple Rooms
If you just need to cool one room, a single-zone unit is very affordable, can be installed quickly, and can be selected easily to match the space. If cooling multiple rooms is the goal, a multi-zone system or more than one single-zone systems may be required. The more rooms, the higher the cost.
Each installation is unique. The cost to install a single-zone ductless system for a room with an outside wall on the ground floor is lower than for a second story room or a multi-zone system. In all cases, an outdoor compressor and condenser unit is connected to indoor units with a flexible assembly. Installation cost will depend on individual requirements.
Heat Pump Options
If supplemental heating during cool weather is desired, heat pump versions of most ductless mini-split systems are available at a higher price. If you have an adequate heating system, you may not need this option, but many people choose the heat pump option to provide high-efficiency, money-saving supplemental heating.
Ductless AC is often used in unique commercial settings and can require creative design and installation strategies. For example, a large, open church or community building may need multiple single-zone systems to provide effective cooling. Such installations require careful planning and have unique price calculations.
Price vs. Value
As with all mechanical systems, cost per year over the lifetime of the equipment is the true measure of value. Today’s ductless mini-split AC and heat pump systems are outstandingly efficient and reliable. The savings on your energy bill can offset much of the cost of a new installation. Let us show you how much you can save, compared with other cooling methods.
Accurate Cost Estimate for Your Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner
As the Minneapolis St. Paul area’s most experienced ductless air conditioning supplier and service contractor, we want to help you find a system that is a perfect match for your requirements and budget. To get an accurate estimate on the cost, call us for a free, no-obligation consultation at your location. We serve the entire Twin Cities metro, from Bloomington and Richfield to Minnetonka and Roseville, and from Golden Valley and St. Louis Park to Maple Grove and Coon Rapids. We’ll evaluate your needs, discuss all of your options and give you objective, accurate answers to all of your questions. Then, we’ll give you a rock-bottom, accurate price quote for the complete installation of a ductless AC from Carrier Toshiba, Daikin, LG, Mitsubishi, Lennox, Fujitsu or another manufacturer. Our prices are some of the lowest anywhere, but our products and installation expertise are always superior. Call today, and enjoy cool comfort right away.