Ductless AC systems are a great air conditioning alternative for your Raleigh, North Carolina, home, especially if it has tricky climate control needs. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ductless AC myths that can make it difficult to make an informed decision. Here are the top three myths about ductless systems and the truth behind them:
Ductless AC Systems Are Inefficient and Loud
Older ductless systems used to be large and clunky. Modern ductless systems are a far cry from the ductless and window systems of the past. The noise that they make when running isn’t any higher than a standard air conditioner and many run more quietly. They also have incredibly high-efficiency ratings and are one of the most energy-efficient options on the market. Thanks to the lack of ductwork, energy loss is minimal leading to lower bills.
Ductless Systems Require No Maintenance
Ductless AC systems are low maintenance and don’t often require costly repairs, but not performing any maintenance on them can lead to failure. Basic home maintenance for one of these systems includes wiping down the vents, switching out or wiping down the filters, and ensuring the outside unit isn’t blocked with debris. If you use your system a lot, you may want to consider semi-annual or annual maintenance visits from a licensed HVAC technician to make sure everything continues to run smoothly.
Ductless Systems Are Only For Retrofit Situations
Ductless systems are an excellent choice for historic homes or as a supplemental climate control option when the central system isn’t meeting the household’s needs. However, that doesn’t mean they only work or are only appropriate in retrofit situations. They’re becoming more popular with new construction as technology continues to improve. They’re excellent for add-ons and renovations, as well as entirely new construction projects.
If you’re interested in getting a ductless system for your home, call Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating, & Electrical Company, Inc. at 919-246-5801 to set up a consultation today.
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