Debunking Myths About Ductless System

Debunking Myths About Ductless SystemDuctless HVAC is an increasingly popular choice with homeowners looking for energy-efficient, cost-effective comfort solutions. Although the benefits of ductless mini-splits are becoming more well-known, there are still some misconceptions about this technology. To help you determine if mini-splits are a good HVAC option for your home, let’s debunk the most common ductless technology myths going around:

Myth #1

Ductless mini-splits are only good for supplemental heating/cooling.

Fact: Ductless units are ideal for providing heating and cooling in specific areas or rooms. However, a ductless system can also be sized and installed to effectively and efficiently heat and cool an entire home.

Myth #2

Mini-splits can be installed anywhere because they don’t need ductwork.

Fact: Although air distribution through ducts isn’t a requirement with this technology, proper placement is essential to ensure energy efficiency and effective temperature control.

Myth #3

Ductless systems need more maintenance than central HVAC systems.

Fact: Some homeowners wrongly think that ductless units must need extra maintenance because of they employ advanced technology. In reality, mini-splits only need twice-yearly preventive maintenance, just like central split systems.

Myth #4

Installing ductless units is only possible in new (or existing) homes.

Fact: One of the key benefits of ductless systems is their installation flexibility, so they’re well-suited for both new construction and retrofits of existing homes.

Myth #5

Going ductless can end energy losses.

Fact: It’s true that with mini-splits installed, you’ll eliminate conditioned air lost through leaky ductwork, which saves energy. However, to address energy losses throughout your home, you also need to take steps like weathering and insulating.

Myth #6

Mini-splits won’t work with ducting.

Fact: It may seem like a contradiction, but it is possible to create a ducted mini-split system. If mini-splits are being used in a retrofit, the home’s existing ductwork can often be modified to match. With a new construction installation, a ductwork system can be custom designed to suit.

Contact us today at NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating to get more facts about ductless technology myths and learn whether it’s right for your Martin, Palm Beach or Indian River County home.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties in Florida about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 772-207-1658.

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