What is the cost of a ductless mini-split installation near Ocean City, New Jersey?
Here in Ocean City, New Jersey, a single-zone ductless mini-split, totally installed and ready to turn on costs anywhere from $4,300 to $5,000 to start. It goes up from there depending on a number of factors, including the manufacturer of the equipment and the elements specific to your installation.
BUYER BEWARE! Do Not Buy Your Ductless Mini-Split Online!
Yes, I know you can buy a single-zone, Mitsubishi or Bryant ductless mini-split system for about $1,200 from an online retailer. But, purchasing online to do a DIY installation or other third-party installation, leaves you wide open to warranty issues.
Neither Mitsubishi nor Bryant will stand behind their warranties unless the installation is done by a factory authorized and trained contractor.
Broadley’s is the largest Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer Atlantic and Cape May County, New Jersey, as well as a Mitsubishi Elite Diamond contractor. If we do your ductless mini-split installation, you will get a 10-year warranty from Bryant and a 12-year parts warranty from Mitsubishi Electric.
The Cost of a Ductless Mini-Split Installation in Atlantic County, NJ
In this article, we want to give you a feel for what you will pay for a ductless mini-split installation here in Atlantic County, NJ. When we come out to your house to do a detailed estimate, you will receive an exact price based on your unique needs and that’s the price we’ll stick with.
BTW, Ductless Mini-Splits Save Energy
Before you get too deep into this research, please bear in mind, by installing a modern ductless heat pump, you will dramatically reduce your energy bills. We’ve had customers claim reductions of 30-40% in their energy bills.
In addition to their unique inverter technology which makes these systems run more efficiently, a ductless system can save you money simply by turning off the rooms or zones you aren’t using.
That’s right, you can close the bedroom doors and turn off the systems in the bedroom. Ductless mini-splits will cool your room down quickly when you need it.
With efficiency, this high, ductless mini-splits always qualify for the maximum rebates when they are available. Click here to see what we can get for you now.
Should You Go With a Single-Zone or Multi-Zone Ductless Mini-Split Installation?
Choosing between a single-zone or multi-zone ductless mini-split installation is a simple function of the space you’re trying to condition. A single-zone system has one outdoor unit connected to one indoor unit. It’s usually responsible for conditioning the air in one room or across one open floor plan.
A multi-zone system has one or more outdoor units feeding two to eight to eighteen indoor units, each responsible for conditioning a defined space in your home, each separated by structures that make it difficult for air to flow between the spaces. (Yes, I saw an 18 zone installation in a home in Avalon, NJ! Where even the Harry Potter room under the stairs was air-conditioned.)
The Cost of a Single Zone Ductless Split System in Atlantic County, NJ
The cost of installing a single-zone ductless mini-split system in Atlantic County, NJ is going to fall between $4,300.00 and $5,000.00 for a single zone, one wall-unit installation. This includes the outdoor unit which is capable of driving multiple indoor units, so future expansion is something you can actually plan with this technology.
One of the simplest applications for ductless heating and cooling is what we call “The Problem Room.”
The room that never feels right, no matter how much you crank the system up or down. Sometimes it’s a room that you never really cared about in the past, but you just remodeled or finished it, as in the case of an attic or the room over a garage, and you need to get heating and cooling to the space.
It might be a great room or family room with a vaulted ceiling, or an upstairs back bedroom on the longest run from your central air conditioning unit.
Sometimes people have a seasonal room, like a Florida room or sunroom, and they’d like to be able to use it year ‘round.
These are all single zone situations, and can easily be solved with one indoor and one outdoor unit at a ballpark cost of $4,300.00 to $5,000.00
Cost of a Multi-Zone Ductless Mini-Split Installation in Atlantic County, NJ
A multi-zone ductless mini-split installation in Atlantic County, NJ will fall within the price range of $8,000.00 to $25,000 depending on the number of zones you need to condition.
The most popular installations we do are two and three-zone systems, which can, depending on the layout of the house, usually be powered by one outdoor unit with the strategic use of air handlers in the ceiling to move the air to the right places at the right times of the day.
Additional costs and materials associated with a project like this might include:
- Adding electrical capacity
- The addition of heating functions and lines
- The removal of old HVAC equipment, and the
- Management of existing ductwork that is no longer needed
These vary from project to project and will be taken into consideration when developing the estimate.
Installing every ductless system begins with the creation of an opening in the exterior wall of your home, and the running of refrigerant and electrical lines into the rooms where the wall or ceiling air handlers will be installed. This is where a lot of the labor is.
Contractors might charge more if the attic or basement space is difficult to work in, or if extraordinary efforts must be made to get supply lines to the area of the rooms in which the air handlers will be mounted, if the air handlers are mounted high on a wall or in the ceiling in accordance with the wishes of the homeowner.
Creating an opening in the exterior wall – This will vary widely due to the many different materials from which homes are constructed. For instance, a home with wood framing, plywood, and vinyl or metal siding will be far less difficult to handle than one made of stucco or logs.
We include work like this in our estimates. We don’t like surprises and we know you don’t either.
The Components of a Ductless Mini-Split System
The equipment we select for your ductless mini-split installation has a lot to do with the final cost. Depending on the size of the area and number of areas you need to be conditioned, we will design the most efficient combination of indoor and outdoor units to keep you perfectly comfortable while running at peak efficiency all the time.
That means you could wind up with the very smallest option, the very largest option, or any combination in between.
The Ductless Indoor Unit
The Indoor unit or air handler comes in a variety of styles and colors. The one you will see most is the High Wall Unit. It is available in a number of sizes and colors depending on the manufacturer you select.
Ductless Ceiling Cassette
The Ceiling Cassette is a perfect option for some rooms.
The Ductless Low Wall Unit
The Low Wall Unit gives a modern update to a classic design.
While it may sound counterintuitive, it is possible to employ a little bit of ductwork to get a lot more flexibility out of your ductless system.
Ductless Outdoor Units
Just like the indoor units, the outdoor units come in a range of sizes to meet your specific needs.
The Cost of Upgrading Electrical Service for Your Ductless Mini-Split Installation
Upgrading and installing electrical supplies adequate to the needs of your new ductless mini-split system is one of the primary “gotchas” we hear about whenever somebody gives us a competitor’s price that looks too good to be true.
The installation of the 220 volts electrical service we need can be anywhere from $250 to $1,000 depending on the extent of the equipment we need to install, as it can range from just the 220-volt outlet to a whole electrical service. We’ll figure that out during your in-home consultation.
So now, even though you don’t have a lot of detailed information about model numbers, seer ratings or other technical aspects of a ductless mini-split installation, you do have a pretty good idea of your own needs and where you might land in the scenarios discussed here.
If we failed to answer any of your questions, please contact us to have a conversation and let’s see what we can do to make your home as comfortable as it should be.