Heat Pump Costs: How Much Does Ductless Mini Split Installation Cost?

One of the most common questions we hear about mini splits is, how much do they cost? Ductless mini-split installation costs vary based on the capacity of the system, the number of zones, installation considerations, and several other factors. If you want to know about the cost of a mini split for your home, we can create a customized quote for you.

In the meantime, check out these resources on mini-split installation costs. They outline the factors that affect the cost to install a mini-split or heat pump, and they also compare the cost of a mini-split with the cost of other popular heating and cooling solutions. Alternatively, feel free to contact us directly with questions.

How Much Does a Ductless Heating and Cooling System Cost?

Mini split system costs vary significantly depending on the equipment you need and the size of your home. A single indoor unit with an outdoor condenser can cost anywhere from $3,500 to $10,000. Multiple indoor units with an outdoor condenser cost $7,000 to $30,000. The best way to find out the cost in your situation is to get a quote from a professional HVAC company that specializes in ductless heating and cooling.

Cost to Install a Mini Split in Boston

In Boston, mini splits cost the same as they do in most other places. However, if you want to use your system to heat your home year-round, you will need to upgrade to hyper heat which increases the cost. As of 2023, the price for a single-zone ductless system starts at about $4,500.

Check out the following resources to learn more about the costs in the Greater Boston Area:

How Much Is the Labor Cost to Install a Three-Zone Mini Split?

One of the most common setups we use for whole-home ductless installation is a three-zone system. The equipment and labor cost to install a 3-zone mini split starts at about $7,000, and the price goes up from there. Again, heat pump costs vary based on the capacity of the equipment and whether you opt for cooling alone or heating and cooling. Installation challenges can also drive up ductless mini-split installation costs.

12 Factors That Affect the Cost of Ductless Heating and Cooling

Heat pump costs are affected by numerous factors including the number of zones, the capacity of the equipment, the style of the indoor air handling units, and installation challenges. Once you install the system, there are multiple factors that affect operating costs. Wondering what factors you need to consider when assessing mini-split system costs? Then, check out this post for an overview.

What Factors Affect the Cost of Mini Split Installation?

When you look at the cost of mini split installation, you have to consider the cost of the equipment as well as the cost of installing the equipment. Installation costs vary from company to company, and when choosing an installer, you should look for quality rather than for the cheapest option. This resource explores some of the installation challenges and considerations that can affect the total cost of your ductless mini-split installation.

The Cost of Ductless and Current Availability Issues (Podcast)

Market conditions are one of the factors that affect mini-split system costs. From 2021 to 2022, supply chain shortages drove up the cost of mini splits. In this podcast, the founder of NETR talks about how availability issues have increased the cost of certain materials and types of ductless units. He also explains how choosing the right HVAC company can help you to keep costs under control.

The Cost of Installing a Ductless Heating & Cooling System Vs. Buying Online (Video)

You can buy ductless heating and cooling equipment online, and this often looks like a convenient way to save on the cost of a mini-split system. However, ordering online can come with problems that lead to additional long-term costs. In particular, people often order the wrong size of equipment or make installation mistakes that reduce efficiency or void manufacturer warranties.

Is Professional Mini Split Installation Worth the Price?

Professional installation increases the upfront cost of a mini-split system, but it also safeguards the value of the equipment. Proper installation can also protect the efficiency of the system. At NETR, Inc, we firmly believe in the value of professional installation. To provide our customers with the best service possible, we have completed extensive dealer training with LG and Mitsubishi, and we have over 30 years of experience installing and maintaining all types of HVAC equipment.

Wall-Mounted Ductless AC Costs (Podcast)

In this podcast, Mike Cappuccio, the founder of NETR, talks about the cost of installing a wall-mounted ductless AC. As of 2023, the cost starts at around $4,500, but it varies depending on the capacity and efficiency of the equipment. Split unit AC costs also increase if you add supplemental or hyper heat to the unit.

Offset the Cost of Your Late Season A/C Installation

There are numerous strategies you can take to offset the cost of installing a ductless AC with or without heating. In particular, many of our clients add solar to their homes to reduce electrical costs. We also recommend getting a home energy audit to make sure you aren’t wasting any energy due to air seeping out of your home. 

Ductless Ceiling Cassette Costs (Podcast)

A ductless ceiling cassette recesses into the ceiling. Ceiling cassettes offer a discrete and convenient way to heat and cool your home with a heat pump, but they tend to cost a little more than wall- or floor-mounted mini splits.

Factors That Affect the Cost of a Mini Split With Ceiling Cassette

Heat pump costs vary based on the type of equipment you select, and when you select ceiling-mounted units, you should expect to pay a slightly higher cost. However, besides the equipment alone, there are several factors that can affect the cost of installing a ceiling-mounted mini-split.

The Cost of Ductless Vs. the Cost of Traditional HVAC Options

Ductless mini splits offer more efficiency and comfort than most traditional HVAC options, but how does their cost compare to the cost of traditional HVAC equipment? How do operating costs differ? To help you out, we created a comparison between the cost of a mini-split system and options such as furnaces, radiators, electric baseboard heat, wood-burning stoves, and central AC.   

Cost Savings to Switch From Oil, Gas, or Electric to a Heat Pump System (Podcast)

If you’re thinking about upgrading from oil, gas, or electric heating to a heat pump, you may be wondering how it will affect your utility costs. In most cases, homeowners reduce their energy bills when they upgrade to ductless. In this podcast, the founder of NETR, Inc, explains how to figure out how much you’re likely to save when you switch from your current heating solution to a mini-split.

How Much Does an Air Conditioner Cost?

AC costs vary depending on the type of AC you get. Split unit ACs cost more than window ACs and are about the same cost as central AC. However, compared to central air conditioner cost, mini splits are much more affordable for homes that don’t have existing ductwork. They also offer more consistent temperatures, greater efficiency, and quieter operation than central AC.

How Much Does a Furnace Cost?

The cost of a furnace varies based on the size of your home and the type of furnace. For small homes, the price of a gas furnace starts at around $2,000 or $3,000, but for a larger home, it often starts at $6,000 or $7,000. When looking at the cost of a gas furnace, you should also consider the cost of other heating options such as ductless hyper heat.

Financing for Ductless (Podcast)

Financing lets you spread out the cost of a mini-split system over time. At NETR, Inc, we help our customers obtain financing with low or no interest.

How to Save Money on Ductless Heating and Cooling

Once you have your equipment, there are additional steps you can take to save money on ductless heating and cooling. In this resource, we outline actionable tips that you can take to reduce the operating costs of your ductless system.

Call Us About Mini Split Cost Today

At NETR, Inc, we love providing our customers with solutions that make their homes comfortable all year round. Want to talk about the cost of a mini split for your home? Then, contact us today.