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. 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 $3,000 to $5,000. For a 2000 square foot home figure about $5,000 to $7,000. 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! Other factors that will affect the cost of an installed system include manufacturer and model, geographical location, refrigerant line-set length, high ceilings (cubic air space), difficulty of installation and installer labor rates.
As we said on the home page, 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!