Estimating the cost:
The cost of a new ductless system for your home or business is in direct proportion to its size. The formula for designing an effective & efficient ductless system is based on the total square footage of the area(s) you want to heat & cool. The industry recommends for every 600 square feet of space you allow for “one ton” of coolant which is the equivalent of 12,000 BTU’s.
The average cost for ductless:
Based on this formula, the average cost of an installed ductless system in a 800 to 1000 square foot home with a single indoor heating/cooling head or “air handler” is approximately $4,000 to $6,000. For a 2000 square foot home figure about $8,000 to $11,000. Additional heads or “air handlers” and greater heating capacities will increase the cost of a system. Some larger residential or commercial systems can have up to 8 interior air handlers or more!
How long will it take to see a financial return?
The money you will save on your monthly heating and cooling cost will pay for the entire cost of an average ductless system in 3 to 5 years. Add to that the incentive programs offered by Pacific Northwest utilities companies for switching to a ductless system. Up to $1,200 cash is mailed directly to you in the form of a check in your name!