Deciding which HVAC system is right for your Greencastle, Pennsylvania home isn’t easy. Unfortunately, there are many HVAC myths that make it even harder. To help you make an educated choice, here are four myths about ductless mini-split units you should know about.
Their Installation Costs are Higher
Installing a single mini-split unit is less expensive than replacing a complete HVAC system. Yet, the cost of installation depends on what type of system you are comparing to.
On the other hand, installing multiple multi-split units in bigger areas can be more expensive. Now, if you compare it to having to expand and install an entire new ductwork system in an older home, then the installation of multiple multi-split units can be more cost-efficient.
They Require More Maintenance
The truth is that ductless mini-split units don’t require more maintenance than a traditional HVAC system with ductwork. Both types of systems need preventive maintenance, and both need regular air filter changes. Additionally, unlike traditional systems, the indoor and outdoor component of a ductless AC is easily accessible. Meanwhile, HVAC systems with ductwork require more work as some indoor units can be found in a crawlspace or the attic.
They Are Not Energy Efficient
Some believe that because ductless AC units work independently from one another in separate rooms of the house, they tend to waste energy and be less efficient than a central heating and cooling system. In reality, ductless units have a higher SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratings), which means they are designed to save energy.
Central HVAC systems require homeowners to cool or heat the entire home at once. With ductless units, homeowners can cool or heat the individual rooms that are currently in use, which helps avoid energy waste.
They Are Only Good for Remodels or Add-Ons
Ductless AC units offer flexible and easy installation due to its lack of ductwork. This makes ductless mini-splits a great addition to any home, whether it is new construction, an older house, or an add-on. Adding ductwork to any construction can be a lengthy process that requires a lot more space, handiwork and involves higher installation costs.
For more information about ductless systems, call Leckron’s Comfort Solutions today.