Note: This article mainly discusses Mitsubishi mini split installed by contractors. If you want buy a single-zone mini split for DIY installation, we highly recommend another post: Best DIY mini splits on the market in 2021.
In addition, we’ve prepared guides for other mini-splits useful for comparing brands. They include:
Within the last three decades, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating has established itself as a leader in innovative design with their line of mini-split heat pumps. Their systems, employing the use of ductless Inverter technology, provide homeowners with a simple alternative to traditional heating & cooling systems with a higher SEER rating. Gradually, more and more homeowners tend to switch to ductless unit to obtain a higher efficient rating. During the last five years, Mitsubishi has always been the #1 top rated and most popular ductless heat pump in U.S. for both residential and commercial using. Now it is time to look into this brand and confirm if it is more proper for your home compared to traditional ducted units and other brands.
Top 5 Exclusive Features
As a premium brand, Mitsubishi offers a variety of features in their mini-split heat pump design that set them apart from the competition.
Built to perform as heating or cooling is needed, the increase and decrease in the compression allow for this unit to be particularly energy efficient during day-to-day operation in almost any climate.
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Impressive Heating Performance
While conventional heat pumps can’t function optimally at temperatures less than 30 to 35 F, the mini-spit heat pump has the ability to run down to 15 F at full capacity.
High SEER Rating
With an emphasis on energy efficiency, Mitsubishi’s most efficient ductless heat pump hold a 26 SEER rating and 10.5 HSPF. This high SEER, short for seasonal energy efficient ratio, also happens to be one of the highest among its competitors in the industry and well above the US government SEER standard of 14 for residential HVAC systems.
Designed to perform a scan of the room, the Mitsubishi’s iSee infrared sensor detects cold and hot areas within in order to direct airflow to or away to control the indoor climate better and more evenly.
In addition to the energy efficient inverter-driven compressor, 83% of the assembled parts are derived from recyclable materials to help make Mitsubishi among the more eco-friendly system manufacturers. With the installation of comprehensive ductwork, conventional heat pumps can be costly and crowded. Mitsubishi mini heat pumps, on the other hand, offer ductless heating and cooling for a streamlined and cost-effective solution, especially if the goal is to heat only one or two rooms.
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Cons For Mitsubishi
The only cons is the price, twice as expensive as other non-japan brands like Gree and LG. If you still want to choose Japanese brand, Fujistu is a good alternative with a lower price.
If you plan to install more than 5 units, the total upfront cost will be skyrocketed. In this case, we still recommend the traditional ducted central heating and cooling system.
Mitsubishi Diamond Dealers Worth the Money?
What you will typically find is that a diamond dealer will be a company that has more employees, more training, more experience, better negotiation power with vendors if an issue arises and will stand behind their work much better than anyone else. All of these factors are costs to the company and are figured into overheads of the cost. Ironically the small guy will probably make more on the job than a diamond dealer even though he is less expensive. A friend of mine owns his own HVAC company. He would be able to so the install for less than we could. In a honesty probably in the ballpark you quoted, however he will not return your call on football Sundays and he also goes out of town for 2 months a year. If the unit fails he will repair it when he returns… There are ways to cut costs in a job, it just depends if quality, warranty and peace of mind reduction is worth it.
kangaroogod professional from HVAC-TALK
Thanks for the sharing by contractor kangaroogod. Typically Mitsubishi Diamond dealers will charge you $500 more than the non-diamond ones. The pros kangaroogod forgot to mention is that you can activate the 12 years warranty instead of 7 years if the equipment was installed by Diamond dealers. So, if you can find a reputable installer, just go ahead and save the extra “Diamond” fe. If you cannot distinguish quality installer from bad ones, just choose the “Diamond” one or use our quality contractor finder tool to find one.
How Contractor Rate the Mitsubishi?
In term of inverter technology, no body beats the Japanese brand. Korean brand like LG or Goldstar might be distant 2nd. Fugitsu is not that famous in U.S. but cheaper than Mitsubishi. When you choose contractors, be sure they are licensed and bonded, don’t pay any money up front. Some dealers can be able to purchase the units from the supply house and will be billed for it 30 days later.
-Sharen From AZ Comfort
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Confused by the above dazzling models? Actually, it is easier to choose the right model than you imagine. All you have to do it choose the most cost-effective “Size” and “Efficiency”. We already had an in-depth guide teaching you how to choose the right size and efficiency ratings. There’s no best model for everyone. The best model changes according to your own condition. We strongly recommend you to read this guide before choosing any Mitsubishi unit.
Mitsubishi Mini Split AC Unit Prices By Size
Unit Include: 1 AC Outdoor Unit, 1 Wall-Mounted Indoor Unit, 10 Year Warranty
The average price to install one Mitsubishi mini-split (ductless) air conditioner system is $2,050
|Models||Home Size||One Unit||One Unit Installed|
|Mitsubishi 9K BTU 24 SEER||350-400 sf||$1,540||$3,500|
|Mitsubishi 12K BTU 25 SEER||450-550 sf||$1,630||$3,650|
|Mitsubishi 15K BTU 21 SEER||600-700 sf||$2,050||$3,970|
|Mitsubishi 18K BTU 20 SEER||700-900 sf||$2,550||$4,500|
|Mitsubishi 24K BTU 20 SEER||800-1200 sf||$2,990||$4,990|
Mitsubishi Mini Split Heat Pump Prices By Size
Unit Include: 1 Heat Pump Outdoor Unit, 1 Wall-Mounted Indoor Unit, 10 Year Warranty
The average price to install one Mitsubishi mini-split (ductless) heat pump is $2,050
|Models||Home Size||One Unit||One Unit Installed|
|Mitsubishi 9K BTU 24 SEER||350-400 sf||$1,840||$3,800|
|Mitsubishi 12K BTU 25 SEER||450-550 sf||$2,030||$3,990|
|Mitsubishi 15K BTU 21 SEER||600-700 sf||$2,350||$4,470|
|Mitsubishi 18K BTU 20 SEER||700-900 sf||$2,750||$4,800|
|Mitsubishi 24K BTU 20 SEER||800-1200 sf||$3,390||$5,890|
Submitted Mini-split Prices and Reviews
Here are the homeowners’ submitted prices and feedback for new installation and replacement. We will update this table every 3-6 months.
|Price||Brand & Model & Size||Home Location||Capacity|
|$7,700 (3 rooms)||Mitsubishi M series||Sacramento, CA||12,000 BTU|
|I like this device because it is easy to install and use. It gave a refreshing sense of relief 10 months ago when I dumped other Japanese products and settled on the MUY GE18NA heater. It works efficiently and is great for energy saving. It is also quiet enough as my 10 month old son sleeps comfortably throughout the night. It keeps our house with a floor area of 700 square feet cool in summer and warm in winter without hassle.|
|$4,700||Mitsubishi H2i||Denver, CO||11,200 BTU|
|This is the worst AC I have ever come across. Clearly, I have been given a raw deal. I consider the $900 I paid for this poor device a wasted investment. The machine requires a separate out-door condenser unit, resulting in increased costs. I wouldn’t advise anybody to go for it even if they already have the outdoor device. I have to look elsewhere for another more effective device. Just 2 months down the line and I am already pissed off. What a disappointment!|
|The good thing about this C is that it can be controlled at the touch of a button, thanks to its LCD remote control device. You can make all the necessary adjustments without having to leave the comfort of your couch. It also features an internal protection mechanism against thermal overload so you won’t have to worry about the machine blowing up due to heating problems. I have been using it for the past 20 months and so far, I would say it is a great bargain.|
|$6,700||Mitsubishi P series||Little Rock, AR||18,000 BTU|
|The only thing I would take away from Mitsubishi is that most of their devices are either indoor or outdoor only. However, very few companies out there can boast of an indoor-outdoor AC that works efficiently and without many challenges. The MSY-D36NA is an indoor only machine that makes no pretense for its abilities. With a 36,000BTU power, I don’t think it can be second to any other in the market. I have been using it since 11 months ago when I disposed of my old malfunctioning air conditioner.|
|$12,700 (5 rooms)||PKA-A12HA7||Baton Rouge, LA||N/A|
|TMitsubishi have done a great job in wadding off competition from rival companies such as LG by churning into the market high quality but averagely priced products. However, they almost fall short with their 9,000BTU power wall-mounted heat pump. Nevertheless, some compensation has been made in the way of a fully functional remote control device for easy manipulation of the machine. I bought it 3 months ago and I must say it somehow struggles to perform especially under extreme temperatures. Nevertheless, its quietness while in operation may restore your confidence in the device and you may want to give it a try.|
|better than previous LG although $2000 more costly|
How to Get the Best Mitsubishi Mini-Split Prices?
- Firstly, keep in mind that installation quality is always the most important thing for residential HVAC project. So never sacrifice contractor quality for lower price.
- Secondly, remember to look up the latest tax credit and rebates.
- Thirdly, ask for at least 3 bids before you make the decision. You can click here to get 3 free estimates for you local contractor, and this estimate already takes rebates and tax credit into consideration and filter unqualified contractors automatically.
At last, once you chose the right contractor, remember to use the tactics from this guide: Homeowners Tactics When Negotiating with HVAC Dealer to get the final best price.