The cost of a Carrier ductless heating and cooling system in Ewing, NJ starts around $3,000 for one room. The cost increases for each area you treat, and whole-home setups usually run from $15,000 to $17,000.
There’s a huge difference in the price range because these systems are amazingly customizable. You can choose to treat just one problem room. Or, we can create a system that treats your entire home.
There are plenty of advantages to going ductless — and ways to get those benefits for even less money than the sticker price. In this article, we’ll go over what you’ll get and how to get it for less.
Rebates for Mini Splits and Ductless Systems in New Jersey
Thanks to manufacturer’s rebates and incentives from New Jersey Clean Energy, our customers rarely pay full price for their Carrier mini split system.
As certified installers for Carrier, we’re always up-to-date on the latest rebates and money-back offers. And, in the Garden State, New Jersey Clean Energy offers additional rebates for energy-efficient appliances. These systems fit the bill.
It’s easy for our customers. We provide all the documentation. All they need to do is fill in their home utility information and mail out the forms. Then, the rebates come directly to them.
How Ductless Works
Each mini split setup uses a heat pump outside that connects to air handlers in each zone, or part of the home, you’re treating. Generally, you only need one heat pump for the entire house.
So, the cost of the heat pump gets included in that initial price for one room. That quote includes that along with an air handler, plus the cost of installation.
After that, you can expect to add around $1,500 for each additional air handler that treats another part of your house.
How many mini splits do I need?
One mini split system can treat an entire three- or four-bedroom home. Each system uses a heat pump, and you add as many air handlers as you need to cover the whole house.
The number of air handlers depends on what you want to do. Do you only have one or two rooms that are always too hot or too cold? Are you looking to add HVAC to a garage, basement, or another part of the home where you don’t have heating and cooling?
Or are you looking to upgrade the entire house with state-of-the-art comfort?
Your exact needs will determine how many air handlers you’ll need. That, in turn, affects the price.
If you only want to treat one room or area of the house — say, an open-air first floor, or the master bedroom — then you likely need one air handler for that zone. After that, we’d do a more detailed load calculation to see what you’ll need.
Is ductless air conditioning and heating worth it?
Ductless air conditioning and heating is often worth the cost because it provides more comfort than conventional HVAC systems and uses much less energy. Less energy means lower utility bills. In many cases, the system pays for itself over its lifetime thanks to those savings.
These systems provide the best of both worlds thanks to:
- Zoned HVAC
- Better Air Circulation
- Inverter Technology
The significant difference between these setups and conventional forced-air or other whole-home HVAC systems is the “Zoned HVAC” approach.
Compare this to having one thermostat regulating your entire house. What happens when your bedrooms are hotter in the summer than the room with the thermostat?
The answer is that they stay warmer. Once the thermostat reaches its call, the system shuts off for your whole house. Those other rooms never get the treatment they need.
But, ductless is a zoned system. Each air handler has a separate thermostat. So, it gauges the room where it’s located and turns on and off based on what that area needs.
This way, you can heat or cool your home faster. And, you can customize each zone to a different temperature if you want.
Better Air Circulation
Treating every inch of your home increases comfort while reducing your bills. Simply put: the faster — and better — your home gets to the temperature you want, the less work your system has to do.
Each air handler has specialized sensitive sensors and fans. They detect hot and cold spots within a room and direct the treated air to the exact spots that need it.
This way, you’re not waiting for forced air to slowly, and maybe surely, get your home feeling the way you want. The longer it takes for a thermostat to get to the correct reading, the more your system works — and the more you pay each month.
Instead, you get rid of those hot and cold spots quickly and efficiently.
Finally, you’ll save money and feel more comfortable thanks to the inverter technology these systems use. Imagine this like your car’s cruise control: Instead of stopping and starting all the time, a mini split often hums along in a low-power mode.
This is much different than a furnace or central air system cycling on and off a few times every hour.
With cycling, your system waits until the temperature changes by a few degrees before turning back on.
With the inverter, the system gets the zone to the temperature you want. Then, it runs in low-power mode. This way, it maintains that setting instead of switching on and off to correct things.
That means more even heating and cooling for you. And, it’s much less wear and tear without all that stopping and starting.
Do mini splits stay on all the time?
Unlike conventional heating and cooling systems, a mini split does not cycle on and off a few times every hour. Instead, it most often runs in a low-power mode. So, it does stay on almost all the time. But, it uses less energy and provides better comfort this way.
Ductless Heating and Cooling Installations in Ewing, NJ
Are you ready to make your home in or near Ewing, NJ much more comfortable, and your energy bills much smaller? If so, call or email us here at Ice-Man today. Starting with a free consultation, we’ll create a customized system especially for your home.