Here in Wilmington, DE, the cost of a Carrier ductless mini-split system, fully installed and ready to turn on, starts around $4,600 and goes up from there depending on a number of factors. If your electrical service requires an upgrade to accommodate the addition of the mini-split system, there is a cost associated with that as well.
We’ve been installing ductless mini-split systems here in the Wilmington, DE area for over twenty years and still, we find homeowners have so many questions about them.
The Cost of a Single Zone Carrier Ductless Mini-Split System
The most common installation we do requires one indoor air handler and one outdoor air source heat pump. This is primarily because a ductless mini-split system is perfect dealing with a room that is always too hot or too cold. These systems are also the perfect option for turning a sunroom into an all-season room or converting an attic into a full time living space.
The Cost of a Multi-Zone Carrier Ductless Mini-Split System
The second most common mini-split installations we do are two or three-zone systems. Especially in homes that heat with a boiler, and were built without air conditioning.
Again, it depends on the length of the line sets we have to use, but we see two-zone system pricing out somewhere between $8500 and $12,000, while a three-zone system can top out at about $15,000.
Components of a Carrier Ductless Mini-Split
A Carrier ductless mini-split system is comprised of three primary components.
Ductless Indoor “High Wall” Unit
Ductless Outdoor Unit and Line Sets
The indoor unit, or air handler, comes in three styles, and our comfort consultants and installation technicians decide which to use based on your situation.
In addition to the high wall mini-split indoor unit as pictured above, there are a couple of other options.
Low wall mini-split indoor unit.
Ductless Mini-Split Ceiling Cassette
Ductless Mini-Split Systems are Flexible
One of the best features of a ductless mini-split installation is their future flexibility, that is, you can start off with one or two zones and add indoor units as your needs grow and change.
Some Carrier outdoor unit models can run up to nine indoor units at one time!
The Cost of Ductless Mini-Split Installation in a Garage or Sunroom
Garages and sunrooms are easily conditioned by a single indoor unit. The cost of an installation like this will fall into the $4,600 to $6,000 range. Click here to see an example of a ductless mini-split installation we did in a Middletown, DE garage.
Ductless Mini-Splits Will Lower Your Energy Bill
Carrier ductless mini-split heat pumps and air conditioners are among the most efficient home comfort systems available to the residential market. We frequently see customers save from 20% to 40% on their energy bills depending on the heating and cooling systems the ductless system replaces or supplements.
Traditional central air and forced hot air furnace systems both use traditional ductwork which is notoriously inefficient. A high-quality ducted system loses anywhere from 10% to 15% of your heating and cooling before it ever makes it into your living space.
And window air conditioners? Forget about it. Ductless mini-splits operate at a fraction of the cost of a window unit.
Ductless Mini-Splits are Efficient
Ductless systems deliver 98% of the heating and cooling directly into the area of your home that needs conditioning.
Ductless mini-split systems use Inverter technology and small, frequent doses of electricity to keep the temperature regulated to within a degree or two of your set temperature at all times, unlike traditional systems that turn on when the thermostat calls and turn off as the temperature passes through your set point.
When you have a ductless system, you never feel too hot or too cold.
Jos. Frederick and Sons: Your Carrier Ductless Mini-Split Expert in Wilmington, DE
As I mentioned, we have been installing and preaching the benefits of ductless mini-split heat pumps and air conditioners for over twenty years. And while ductless mini-splits are not the answer to every home comfort problem, they are the perfect solution for so many situations. We know whenever we install a mini-split, it’s going to exceed our customer’s expectations in every way.
If you have a problem room that is always too hot or always too cold, give us a call and see if your home is a candidate for a Carrier ductless mini-split installation.