How much does a MRCOOL cost?

by Alex Goodwin June 05, 2024

When considering a ductless mini split system, many DIY enthusiasts often find themselves comparing MRCOOL with well-known brands like Samsung and Daikin. Choosing a DIY MRCOOL system can be a smart financial decision, potentially saving you thousands in installation costs versus systems like a Samsung or Mitsubishi mini split.

Understanding the Cost of MRCOOL Systems

With the recent rise in living costs, many are asking, "How much does MRCOOL cost?" To give you a clear picture, let's break down the costs of MRCOOL’s most popular single-zone units.

4th Generation E-Star Series:

  • 12K BTU: $1,738
  • 18K BTU: $2,156
  • 24K BTU: $2,502
  • 36K BTU: $2,888

Easy Pro Series:

  • 9K BTU: $1,252
  • 12K BTU: $1,299
  • 18K BTU: $1,454
  • 36K BTU: $1,698

Read about the main differences between the 4th Gen and Easy Pro series.

Evaluating the Complete Cost: System and Installation

When figuring out the cost of a mini split system, make sure to include both the system and installation costs. The MRCOOL system may cost more upfront, but the savings on installation make it a smart choice in the short and long run.

Let's compare MRCOOL and Samsung in a 24K BTU single-zone system to see how they stack up against each other.

Example Comparison: MRCOOL vs. Samsung 24K Mini Split
(all costs shown below is as of the time of writing)

MRCOOL 24K Single Zone System:

  • Product Cost: $2,502
  • Installation Cost (electrical only): $150 (based on 1 hour of electrical work)
  • Total: $2,652

Samsung 24K Single Zone System:

  • Product Cost: $1,600
  • Installation Cost (mini split and electrical work): $2,000 (based on latest estimates)
  • Total: $3,600

Total approximate cost savings with MRCOOL = $1,000!

The MRCOOL Advantage

MRCOOL systems may cost more at first, but the total expense, including installation, is usually lower than other competitors. Here are some additional benefits of choosing a MRCOOL DIY system:

  1. Ease of Installation: MRCOOL systems are designed with the DIYer in mind. They include detailed instructions and all parts needed, making installation easy even for beginners with little HVAC knowledge.
  2. Energy Efficiency: The 4th Generation E-Star series is highly energy efficient and some qualify for energy and tax rebates.
  3. Flexibility: MRCOOL offers a range of systems for various room sizes and heating/cooling needs, providing flexibility whether you're looking to condition a single room or an entire home. As an added bonus, they also offer wall or ceiling cassette mounting options!
  4. Warranty and Support: MRCOOL provides robust customer support and a solid warranty, giving you peace of mind with your DIY investment. With over 10,000 units sold, we at Premium Home Source can certainly attest to this!

Conclusion: Why MRCOOL is a Smart Choice for DIYers

For those seeking an affordable HVAC solution and who are handy with home projects, MRCOOL is an excellent choice. MRCOOL is a great choice for DIY enthusiasts because it saves money, is easy to install and is energy efficient. You can save thousands of dollars with this option.

Have questions or need help comparing other systems? Leave a comment below or contact us directly! We're here to help you make the best choice for your home and budget.


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