Mini-Split Air Conditioning Installation in Baltimore, Lutherville-Timonium, Ellicott City, MD and the Surrounding Areas
Mini-split air conditioning installation in Baltimore, Lutherville-Timonium, Ellicott City, MD and the surrounding areas is a topic that comes up often between us and our clients. The one question we get asked the most is how much does it cost? This is your chance to find out.
Factors That Affect the Cost of a Mini-Split
Before we get into the topic of the actual price, we need to talk about factors that influence said cost.
- The mini-split’s quality – Simply put, there are standard brands that have a moderate cost and which will last between 15 and 18 years. And you have premium brands. Their price is high and they will last between 18 and 25 years.
- Their efficiency – it usually ranges between 15 and 38 SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. What you need to take from this is that the higher the rating, the more efficient your unit will be.
- Its size – it goes from 9,000 to 42,000 BTUs for a single-zone mini-split. A multi-zone one can create the exact same number of BTUs, but they will be split since it has more evaporators. The idea is that the larger your unit is, the pricier it will be.
So, How Much Does a Mini-Split Air Conditioning Installation Cost?
Taking all of this into account, let’s talk money. In a basic installation, the steps involved mean installing both the indoor and outdoor units, connecting the refrigerant lines and wiring, and then running the drain line.
However, you also have to add the materials, such as the wall sleeve, and the drain and refrigerant lines themselves.
You also have to pay for the controls, which includes the thermostat. Since there is such a wide range of thermostats available, it’s difficult to pinpoint a price. It depends on the type you choose.
Note – take into account that you might need a permit from the building department to put up a mini-split. Should that be the case, you will have to pay for a system inspection.
Therefore, adding everything up and taking into account all the variables, a single zone mini-split air conditioning installation can cost between $2500 and $5500. If you want a more tailored estimation, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!