Even though ductless split systems are growing in popularity, there are still a lot of common misconceptions out there. Don’t believe all those ductless split system myths, especially because not all of them hold true. The Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning technicians settle the debates once and for all about these home comfort heroes.
Myth #1: Loud Noise Levels Are a Concern
Some people think that ductless split systems are noisy because they’re installed on the wall or ceiling in a room. False! Advanced technology ensures these systems provide you with the comfort you need without making a racket. In fact, these units are renowned for being whisper quiet. From the sound-dampening technology to the anti-vibration advancements, each component is carefully engineered to reduce the noise you’ve become so used to from typical heating and cooling systems.
Myth #2: They Have Shortened Lifespans
Homeowners often believe that ductless split systems have shorter lifespans than conventional air conditioners. In reality, it’s the opposite. Ductless split systems easily last 20 years or longer with routine maintenance. That’s far longer than window air conditioner units and standard A/Cs. Just like any major appliance, the key is having your ductless system(s) inspected and cleaned regularly.
Myth #3: Indoor Air Quality Is Poorer
Forget what you’ve heard—ductless systems don’t collect bacteria and pollutants or worsen indoor air quality. These impressive systems are designed with built-in air filters that cycle and filter dust, dander, and other airborne pollutants out of the air. All you have to do it clean your system and replace its filter regularly or schedule a tuneup to have our pros do it for you.
Myth #4: Ductless Split Systems Are Cheaper to Install Than an A/C
This is both true and false. If your home is small enough and you only need one unit to cool an attic or addition, then yes, installing a ductless split system will be cheaper than a whole-home A/C. However, if your home is bigger and requires multiple ductless units to keep it cool, costs can add up to that of a traditional air conditioner in a hurry.
Before you take the plunge and invest in either system, it’s best to weigh your options and budget to determine which route will be better for your needs. Our experts can help.
Ready to Go Ductless? Talk to Your Sabre Technician
Most ductless split system myths are nothing more than that. If you have hot spots that never cool down or if you recently built an addition, talk to your go-to technician about adding a Bryant® ductless system to your home. Call 763-473-2267 or contact us. In the meantime, learn more about why Minnesotan homeowners are turning to these convenient systems for year-round comfort.