Mike Cappuccio of NETR, Inc., Mike discusses how many sun rooms are only used in 2 seasons, Spring and Fall, and how standard options for heating and cooling these rooms fall flat. Enter the Ductless Mini-Split, a quiet and economical way of turning your sun room into useable space, year round.
In this discussion with Mike Cappuccio of NETR, Inc., Mike talks about the cost of ductless heating and cooling systems in and around Boston, saving money by ramping back on power instead of turning on and off, and the factors that go into determining the price of a ductless system.
Updated: February 2020
Here in the Greater Boston area, ductless heating and cooling in a single zone configuration, fully installed and ready to turn on starts at $4,500 and the price goes up from there depending on a number of factors.Buyer Beware
You may have found websites that claim it costs $1867 to purchase a new ductless mini split, and $159 to have it professionally installed. As you can imagine, that price is not only the cheapest, least efficient unit on the market, but I don't know a contractor worth allowing into your home who would charge that little for labor. Proceed with caution.
Ductless Mini-Splits are Whisper-Quiet
By now you may already know that ductless 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.
But, what can a homeowner expect to pay for this modern, convenient heating and air conditioning solution in the greater Boston area?
Ductless mini-split technology has been around for more than 50 years, but has only been available to New England homeowners for about thirty years.
In Japan, ductless accounts for 90% of all HVAC systems sold, and more than 80% in Europe.
Unfamiliarity with ductless technology and spotty access to 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 financial incentives associated with ductless technology have made it one of the fastest growing home comfort solutions for residential heat pump and residential air conditioning replacements.
So, how much can you expect to pay to have a Mitsubishi ductless system installed in your home? Of course I'm going to tell you, it depends.