The cost to install a ductless mini split in a Sonora, CA house starts around $2,700 for a single-zone unit that heats and cools one room. You can add more rooms, and the cost for a multi-zone setup for the whole house goes up to around $25,000. I can offer you some starting prices, which you can scroll down to find. The exact price depends on:
- How Many Rooms You’re Treating
- Whether You Want Heating And Cooling
- How Hot Or Cold Your Home Gets
I would have to say that the one question I get asked the most about Mitsubishi ductless mini splits is “What Does It Cost?” And that’s a great question that I have noticed very few contractors will give without looking at the home they are installing it in. There is a good reason, though, being that many factors contribute to the installed cost.
But, keep reading and you’ll have a good idea of what you’re getting into. But keep in mind that these systems are leaps-and-bounds more efficient than any ducted system. It costs a little more upfront, but you get huge savings on the back end.
To break down the cost a little more, we’ll go over:
- How A Ductless Mini Split Works
- Mini Split Costs By Zone
- Mini Split Energy Efficiency And Cost-Savings
- Ductless Mini Split System Vs. Conventional Heating And Cooling
- Download My Guide To Ductless Mini-Splits
Of course, there’s much more to it than we can go over in one quick article. So, we’ll give you the basics here. That way, you’re in much better shape when you’re ready to start considering a system for your NorCal home.
Meanwhile, if you have any questions or want to know more specifics about what you’d need for a house in Sonora, Groveland, Angels Camp, or other nearby towns, reach out to us here at Performance Based Heating and Air.
Starting with a free consultation, we’re happy to help you get the year-round comfort you deserve at home!
How A Ductless Mini Split Works
A mini split moves heat in and out of your home, depending on the season. Then, it warms or cools the air in each room you’re treating. To do it, the system has three main components.
- Air Handlers (A)
- Ductless Heat Pump (B)
- Line Set (C)
- Air Handlers The air handler handles the actual heating and cooling in the house. You’ll get one installed in each room you want to treat. That’s in large part why the cost varies so much: It goes up with each additional room. We’ll break that down more in just a moment.
- Ductless Heat Pump This component moves heat into the house in the winter and moves it out during the summer. You can get one that handles cooling with some supplemental heat. Or, invest more in a Hyper Heat model that keeps your home warm on even the coldest winter days here in NorCal.
- Line Set We connect the indoor and outdoor units with a line set that runs refrigerant between them. It includes power supplies for every component and a condensate line that drains moisture from the air.
How a Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating System Works
Ductless Mini Split Costs By Zone
The mini split price goes up according to how many rooms or “zones” you want to treat in your house. A single heat pump supports multiple air handlers. So, most homes only need one outdoor unit. Here’s a more detailed breakdown:
- Single-zone systems start at $2700 and go up to about $5000
- 2 zone systems start at $5000 and go up to about $8500
- 3 zone systems start at $7000 and go to about $10500
- 4 zone systems start at $9000 and go up to about $15000
- 5 zone systems start at $11000 and go up to about $17000
- 6 zone systems start at $13500 and can go up to about $20000
- 8 zone systems start at $16000 and can go up to about $25000
Systems that are six zones or more often require a second heat pump. And, the price goes up whether you are looking for only cooling with a little supplemental heat. Or, if you’re going for a Hyper Heat model that does the job all year-’round.
Either way, installation is fast and easy. We put in one-zone units in a day, and even an eight-zone system gets done in less than two workweeks.
Mini Split Energy Efficiency And Cost-Savings
The initial cost of a ductless mini split is considerable, but you’ll save more in the long run. In Sonora, Groveland, and other areas, you can save roughly 50 percent on your electric bill in the summer and 60 percent in the winter vs. baseboards and portable ACs. Or 25 percent less in the winter than with propane.
Ductless Mini Split System Vs. Conventional Heating And Cooling
Compared to forced-air ducted systems, baseboard heaters, or window ACs, a ductless mini split:
- Customized Heating And Cooling
- Whisper-Quiet Operation
- Provides Better Comfort
- Customized Heating And Cooling
Whether you’re heating or cooling, the Mitsubishi ductless units turn any room, zone, or your entire home into an oasis of comfort. You can control the temperature in each room separately.
That means setting each air handler to the same setting for the same temperature across the house. Or, turn them off for the rooms you’re not using. You can even set different rooms to different temperatures depending on who’s in them or what you’re doing.
And, more bonuses include odor filtration and improved air quality.
Apart from baseboard heaters, pretty much any heating and cooling we use up here in NorCal makes a good deal of noise. Whether it’s the constant hum of a window AC or the sound of air rushing through vents, you know when you have to speak louder or turn up the TV.
With ductless, you’ll barely hear anything, ever. The indoor units are quieter than leaves rustling. And, the same goes for the heat pump outside. You can have one near your patio and still enjoy a nice day outdoors.
Provides Better Comfort
Now, here’s the big one: You’ll be more comfortable at home, plain and simple. Just about every other system works by turning on when the temperature gets too hot or cold and then turning off again. And then on again. And then off again.
Instead, your mini split runs in low-speed modes that hold the temperature exactly where you want it, all the time. No more drifting temperatures. No more rooms that are too hot or too cold. You won’t even have a pocket of a room that’s a degree or two off from the rest.
Ductless Mini Split Pricing And Installations In Sonora, CA
Now that you know all the variables, do you want to find out what it will cost to make your Sonora, CA home more comfortable and energy-efficient than before? Click below to reach us here at Performance Based Heating and Air for your free consultation.