Even though they’ve been around for decades, there are still ductless technology myths about their installation and performance. Fortunately, more people have learned first-hand how energy efficient these systems are and how much comfort they deliver.
Myth 1: They’re only good for supplemental heating and cooling.
When you have an HVAC pro work with you on choosing the ductless mini split from start to finish, you can count on the system to provide plenty of heated or cooled air regardless of the air temperature outdoors. Like central HVAC systems, they need to be sized for the space where they’ll be used based on the size of the room, its energy efficiency and your temperature preferences.
Myth 2: They are hard to maintain.
A ductless system is just as easy to maintain as a central one. It needs clean filters to run at top efficiency and a professional inspection once a year. The outdoor condenser should be kept free of dead leaves and landscaping debris and hosed off periodically to remove the dust. The HVAC pro checks the controls, makes sure the drainline is clear and that the coils are clean.
Myth 3: They’re only used in retrofit situations.
As more people dispel the ductless technology myths, they learn that the systems offer high energy efficiency and versatility. They are opting for ductless equipment instead of central HVAC systems in new homes.
Their reasons are sound for making the move to ductless: Some use state-of-the art technology to make them much more energy efficient. All ductless systems have their own thermostats, which gives you room-by-room control over temperature.
Myth 4: Ductless Systems Eliminate Energy Losses
This is partially true, since ductless systems do eliminate the wasted energy from ductwork leaks and thermal air losses. However, there still may be air leaks around door and window frames and inadequate insulation in the walls and attic that contribute to heat gain and loss.
Mini splits are remarkable HVAC systems and if you’d like to learn more about dispelling the ductless technology myths, talk to a pro at Detmer and Sons. We provide HVAC services for Dayton-area homeowners.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Dayton, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).Our goal is to help educate our customers in Dayton, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).