Quality is important in a heating and air conditioning system, as is knowledgeable and experienced installation, the type of unit you choose, and where it’s installed in the building. But almost all consumers want to go into the selection and purchase decision armed with very specific information: “What’s all this going to cost me?”
Knowing what to expect when it comes to home projects is an important part of the process. If you’re considering a Mitsubishi ductless heating and air conditioning system, this handy guide will help you determine the cost.
Starting Prices for Ductless Heating & Air Conditioning Units
The prices below are starting prices… this is the lower estimate of what it will cost to purchase one of our ductless heating and air conditioning units.
- Single zone systems start at $2,700 and go up to about $5,000
- 2 zone systems start at $5,000 and go up to about $8,500
- 3 zone systems start at $7,000 and go to about $10,500
- 4 zone systems start at $9,000 and go up to about $15,000
- 5 zone systems start at $11,000 and go up to about $17,000
- 6 zone systems start at $13,500 and can go up to about $20,000
- 8 zone systems start at $16,000 and can go up to about $25,000
Important note: if your home would normally require two HVAC systems, then you’ll want to consider a 6 zone system or an 8 zone system for your ductless heating and air conditioning unit.
What Could Affect the Cost
The cost to install a ductless heating and air conditioning unit could vary depending on a few factors, including:
How difficult it is to install the unit could change the cost. If your attic is small or difficult to access, or if custom parts are required during your installation, it could increase the cost of your new HVAC unit. Another consideration is the age of your home; if you own a historic home and want to tie your new heating and air conditioning system in… it could increase the cost. Ductless heating and air conditioning companies not only charge for parts, but they also charge for labor. Jobs that require more labor will be more expensive.
The size of your home. The British Thermal Unit (BTU) is used to measure the energy used for heating and cooling. The amount of energy used to cool a square foot of your home is roughly 25 BTUs, so multiply the number of square feet in your home by 25 to get the base BTU measurement. If your home has ceilings over eight feet tall, multiply the base BTU amount by 25%. That will help determine the exact cost to install a ductless heating & air conditioning system in your home.
How many zones you want in your home. With a Mitsubishi ductless HVAC system, you have the option to create zones for all of the rooms in your house. This means that some of them are on, some of them are off, and there can be different temperatures in each room. This adds up to huge energy savings but can increase the cost of installation.
Remember the Energy Savings
Zoned temperature controls that are possible with a Mitsubishi ductless heating & air conditioning system add up to significant energy savings when you get your utility bill each month. Our customers usually save about 50% on their electrical bill in the summer, and 60% on their electrical bill in the winter for those who use a standard heat pump for heat. If you use propane in the winter, expect a 25% savings.
When you compare the installation costs of a ductless heating & air conditioning system from Performance Based Heating & Air to a conventional HVAC system, the numbers are very similar. But when you add in the energy savings, there’s no question about what makes the most financial sense. Questions? Ready to get your quote? Contact us today!