What does a Bryant Ductless Mini-Split Installation Cost in Cape May, NJ?

Here in Cape May, NJ, the cost of a Bryant ductless mini-split heat pump air conditioner combo, completely installed and ready to turn on starts at about $4,600 for a single-zone system and goes up from there depending on the specific needs of the home.


And because Bryant Ductless systems are one of the most efficient systems on the market today, you get the comfort you want with the flexibility you need to fit your home and your budget. Because you can run multiple indoor heads off the same outdoor unit, you can create different zones of comfort with Bryant Ductless Systems, that lets you save money on energy bills too!

If you’re like most of our customers, you’re wondering how much it would cost to get the heating and air conditioning you want, where you want it, while ensuring you keep your monthly energy bills as low as possible.

Bryant Multi-Zone Ductless Mini-Split System

The cost of a multi-zone ductless mini-split system starts at about $8,000 for a two-zone, cooling-only and goes up from there depending on the number of zones you want to condition. I’ve seen them go as high as $25,000 for a 7-zone system and I’ve seen examples in shore homes of up to 14 zones! This homeowner even cooled the Harry Potter room under the stairs!

The Bryant Ductless system consists primarily of an outdoor unit connected by refrigerant piping to one or more indoor units, that come in a variety of styles. These indoor units can be networked together to create zones of heating and cooling that can each be controlled separately. A single outdoor unit could be used with anywhere between one and up to nine indoor cassettes, that each creates a separate zone of comfort in your home. The systems are modular and flexible, so you can choose the comfort you want, depending on what you need and what your budget is. Even better, you can expand an existing system to include additional indoor zones in the future, allowing you to stage out costs over time if that’s a concern.


Custom Ductless Mini-Split Installation Near Cape May, NJ

Because of the customization and flexibility of this solution, it’s not as straightforward to give a price as it would be if you were just going to buy a window air conditioner or a whole home, unitary central heating and air system. The solutions offered by Bryant’s mini-split systems can be ducted or ductless, or a hybrid of both. This flexibility means the solution for your home, whether it’s a historic Victorian, a beach cottage or condo, when you are looking for comfort in Cape May, our experts at Celtic Air can design the perfect solution for you- but that the cost will vary depending on the number of zones you need to achieve the comfort you crave.

As experienced Bryant dealers, at Celtic Air, we have the expertise on staff to make sure you get the best and most efficient solution on the market with a full ten-year warranty.

What are the contributing factors that make up the system cost?
The first step to understanding the cost of a new Bryant ductless system for your Cape May home or investment property is to understand the individual elements that contribute to that cost:

A. New equipment. Each of our Bryant ductless installations includes an outdoor unit, indoor unit(s), controls and parts including the refrigerant line-set, wiring, and electrical accessories. Conditioning one room or zone comes at a significantly different price than heating and cooling a home with nine or more zones. Generally, new equipment comes in at $3,000 to $15,000. Your costs will vary and may be higher or lower than this estimate.

B. Labor and Equipment. In addition to the cost of the equipment, there is the cost for design and installation of the system, customized for your home and needs. In general, the cost is approximately equal to the cost of the equipment itself, that covers our certified and trained technicians who can handle refrigerants safely, as well as perform the plumbing and electrical work necessary for an installation. Labor costs also vary depending on the complexity of the installation, and this may vary depending on the type of home you own as well.

C. Possible additional costs

1. Electrical. These systems require a 240V outlet, which can cost between $200 to $1,000. The price will increase if your home’s electrical panel requires a new 240V circuit. To avoid surprises, securing an estimate before purchasing a new system is always advised.

2. Equipment pad or stand. Creating an even surface underneath the outdoor unit for proper drainage generally costs $50 to $300. Alternatively, units can be mounted on brackets, so be sure to discuss the possible alternatives with us when designing your system and picking the best location for the outdoor unit.

3. Ductless or ducted? Choosing ducted indoor units introduces a price that is difficult to generalize. Some homeowners might be installing ductwork for the first time while others may be repurposing some of their existing ductwork, which adds a level of complexity – adding potentially 75 percent to the labor cost. One of the best things about Bryant ductless systems, especially for older homes and condos, is that they can be installed without ductwork, saving you the time, money and inconvenience of retrofitting a home with ductwork.

4. Controllers. There are many controller options to choose from with Bryant ductless mini-split systems. What you select will affect the cost. Wall-mounted units come standard with a handheld wireless controller; otherwise, factor in $200 to $300 per controller for a wall mounted thermostat.

D. Any additional equipment needed for unique situations. Some homes need a little extra something; this is true for older homes, high-performance homes, and homes near the water. Bryant also has options to help protect your investment from the extra wear and tear systems get at the Shore from exposure to salt air.

Because of environmental conditions, some shore homes may require specialized designs and/or equipment, all of which impacts the cost of the system. Bryant’s technology is developed to provide comfortable indoor temperatures even in extreme cold-climate conditions (as low as minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit) while saving energy and money- we’ve got solutions that can work in any of the winter weather Mother Nature can dish out here in Cape May!

As you can see, there are a lot of variables that affect the estimated cost of a Bryant ductless mini-split system. While it is impossible to get a precise estimate of your costs without consulting a local contractor like us here at Celtic Air, there is some third-party data available regarding the low end of the cost range.

In July 2016, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance published a study[1] showing that simpler heating and cooling zoned comfort solution installations (defined as having one outdoor unit connected to one indoor unit) range from $3,913 to $4,633. Based on this study as well as internal data from Bryant, you can expect to pay – on average – between $4,000 and $5,500 for each zone (each area you want to condition). Depending on how you design your system, its total price is likely to fall within a range that averages from $4,000 to $20,000.

Your specific price range is directly impacted by the choices you make with the experts at Celtic Air regarding the number of zones you want to condition, whether to use ductless or ducted indoor units, whether you need cooling only or heating and cooling, if you want a standard or premium product, what type of indoor units work best and so on. As a result, the answer to the question, “How much does a Bryant Ductless Mini-split system cost?” remains a range.

[1] The study was titled, “Northwest Ductless Heat Pump Initiative: Market Progress Evaluation Report #5”; the study can be read in full at http://neea.org/docs/default-source/reports/northwest-ductless-heat-pump…

Depending on your home and your needs, the best way to find out how much a system would cost is to give us a call here at Celtic Air. As a licensed Bryant contractor, we can save you money by designing a system that works for your home and provides the comfort you need for your home- and for your budget.

To get a better idea of what a solution might look like for your home, be sure to check out our case studies of homes right here in Cape May. We’ve probably done an installation at a home or investment property like yours, and you can get a feel to what the solution looks like and what we helped the owners achieve. Whether you live in a colonial, cape-style, Victorian, condo, or historic home, we’ve worked on a home like yours and can show you examples of what might be possible.

Get a Ductless Mini-Split Estimate for Your Cape May, NJ Home

Give us a call here at Celtic Air. Systems designed and installed by a trained and certified Bryant contractor like us are also covered by Bryant’s 10-year parts and compressor limited warranty.

When you meet with us, we’ll discuss how many zones you might want, where indoor and outdoor units would go, whether you need cooling only or heating and cooling, if you prefer ductless or ducted options (or a mix) and any special considerations. Some people love adding a wifi controlled thermostat, so you can adjust the heating and cooling levels from your cell phone even before you get to the Shore! We’ll also talk to you about what to expect during the installation process.

Sounds pretty good, right? Soon you’ll have your estimated cost, and after that – a future filled with personalized comfort and energy savings.