Here is a look at five misconceptions many property owners have about ductless HVAC systems.
Ductless Systems Are Bad For Air Quality
Many people have the misconception that ductless HVAC units spread mold or bacteria around your house. This is not true. These units have air filters that help eliminate most pollen, dust, and spores along with other contaminants. In addition, although the air filters in duct work need to be cleaned by a professional and involve a lot of work, ductless filters can be safely cleaned using just soap and water.
Ductless Systems Are Noisy
When ductless HVAC systems were first introduced, many models were noisier than traditional units, but the technology has come a long way since then. Today, ductless HVAC units have noise reducing technology that makes them much quieter than they were years ago. Now your ductless air conditioner will not keep you up at night or prevent you from hearing the television or the person you’re talking to across the room.
Ductless Systems Don’t Last As Long
Some people wrongfully believe that ductless HVAC systems don’t last as long as traditional systems, but this is not true. The fact is that ductless systems last an average of 20 years while those systems using older technology usually need to be replaced after 15 years of use. As long as you have a professional check and maintain your unit once a year, you should get maximum life out of your ductless air conditioner, and enjoy many of the perks ductless HVAC systems have to offer.
Ductless Units Eliminate Energy Loss
While it is true that HVAC units using ductless technology can drastically reduce the energy loss associated with aging or leaking duct work, it cannot eliminate energy loss entirely. While some energy loss is still possible, the amount of energy loss is significantly less for ductless HVAC units than for traditional units because there is no energy loss through the ducts. This reduction in energy loss will make your unit more energy efficient and that will in turn reduce your monthly energy bills.
Ductless Units Cool Your House Unevenly
Another myth about ductless units is that they don’t cool your home evenly. This is not true. Modern ductless units will efficiently cool any room evenly, unlike traditional window units where the farther away you are from the actual unit, the warmer it gets. In addition, ductless units can cool only the room you want to cool without having to work hard to cool the entire house. This will also save you money in the long run.
These tips should dispel many of the common misconceptions about ductless HVAC units. The truth is that modern ductless technology is usually more energy efficient and therefore cost efficient for most homeowners. Consult your trusted local professional to find the system that’s best for you.