The key benefits of ductless mini splits include:
- Quick, easy installation
- Affordable purchase price
- Energy efficient operation
- Targeted cooling in specified areas
- Heating, cooling, and dehumidification from a single unit
Ductless AC systems are affordable to buy, install, and operate, so they are accessible to most residents. Ducted systems, on the other hand, require installing an extensive system of ducts throughout your home, a process that can be complicated, expensive, and time-consuming. Installing a ductless system is a straightforward, simple job that typically won’t take more than a single session with your technician. You can begin enjoying the benefits of your new system right away.
In general, ductless air conditioning systems require less maintenance than ducted systems, though it is still important to keep up with regular tune-ups. These annual appointments serve to keep your system at its most efficient over the years. It will also enable your technician to detect any potential trouble areas before they escalate into larger problems. This can help minimize the need for repairs and reduce the costs associated with them.
With proper care and maintenance, you can generally expect your ductless mini splits to last 20 years or more, though the timeline will depend on the quality of your equipment and your typical usage of it. You will, of course, eventually need to replace your system when it gets too old, though a newer unit will be more energy efficient and less prone to issues.