Ductless air conditioning is also known as split-system with its condenser unit mounted outside the building, and the evaporating unit mounted inside its climate zone with no ductwork. Refrigeration pipes pass into the building between condenser and evaporator.
You will find that the cost of ductless air-conditioning installation varies by type of unit, its cooling-capacity and efficiency rating, and the local labor rate.
In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able DIY person should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.
Ductless A/C installation: 600 sq.ft. zone for cooling and heating, with remote control.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Ductless A/C: mini-split system, 12,000 BTU/h cooling and heating, 115 VAC; with all trim, weather stripping, hardware, and miscellaneous material.||$1,206||each||1||$1,206|
|Upgrade: new electrical circuit, 30 feet, 115 VAC, 30 amps breaker; existing load center space; 1/2" EMT tube exterior surface mount.||$3.13||per foot||30||$94|
|+ Labor Cost (A/C)||$42||per hour||5||$210|
|+ Labor Cost (electrical)||$42||per hour||3||$126|
Prices range from $1,300 (600 sq.ft. zone - DIY) to $1,636(600 sq.ft. zone + power circuit) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours: