The Cost of a Ductless Air Conditioning System

man installing a ductless mini split air conditioner

Ductless air conditioning systems have become very popular for their small size, flexibility for zoning and cooling individual rooms, and the fact that these systems consume less energy than traditional central HVAC units.

Due to these benefits and others, many homeowners and businesses are now considering replacing their old air conditioning system with a ductless system.

A ductless system needs to be installed by a licensed HVAC technician who is trained to correctly size each indoor unit and determine the best location for installation. says:

“Oversized or incorrectly located air-handlers often result in short-cycling, which wastes energy and does not provide proper temperature or humidity control. Too large a system is also more expensive to buy and operate.”

If you’re installing a ductless system in a 2,000 square foot space, for instance, costs can range anywhere from $1,800 to $7,000 for the equipment and installation of a system sized appropriately for the cooling needs of your home or office.

Below is a chart that gives examples of equipment cost according to the national average (price does not include installation costs):

Single BTU at 24K, an above average SEER rating of 17 or higher, and a price of $1800 for the equipment.
Double BTU at 18k, an above average SEER rating of 16 or higher, and a price of roughly $2500 for the equipment alone.
Triple BTU at 24K, an above average SEER rating of 16.2 or higher, and a price of $3000 for the equipment.
Quad BTU of 24K, a SEER rating of 16.5 or higher, and a cost of $3800 or more.

Additional costs can include poured concrete for an outdoor condenser, creating an opening in exterior walls, upgrading electrical supplies, electrical wiring and removing of old HVAC equipment.

To learn more about ductless air conditioning systems and how much it will cost to get one installed in your Atlanta home or office, contact the Georgia licensed HVAC contractors at Gagne Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll schedule an appointment and send an expert out ASAP to give you a quote.