These days, we get lots of inquiries from Moore, OK, homeowners about ductless mini-split systems. These systems offer some excellent efficiency and comfort benefits compared to traditional HVAC systems. However, they do have some drawbacks. Here are the disadvantages that come with mini-split systems.
Higher Upfront Costs
One disadvantage of mini-splits is that they’re a bit more expensive than other HVAC systems. Depending on the size of your home and its HVAC needs, you might pay as much as 30% more for a mini-split. However, mini splits have heat pump technology, which means they can replace cooling and heating systems. This functionality can make the higher upfront costs easier to bear.
More Complex Repairs
Although the outdoor unit of a mini-split is just as easy to perform AC repair work on as a traditional central HVAC outdoor unit, it’s another matter if one of your air handlers needs repairs. Since mini-splits utilize individual air handlers in each room, there are more opportunities for mechanical failure with a mini-split. In addition, an HVAC technician may have to remove a malfunctioning air handler from your wall to repair it, which may result in increased labor costs.
With a mini-split, you’ll have to deal with wall or ceiling-mounted air handlers in each room. Although they typically feature sleek and modern designs, they may clash with your home’s décor. Plus, you must make certain that nothing is ever obstructing the air handlers, so there is not much you can do to disguise them.
Your Mini-Split Experts
Although they have some disadvantages, mini-splits are an excellent HVAC choice in many homes. If you think yours is one of them, then Home Comfort Solutions can help. Since 1990, we’ve offered comprehensive HVAC solutions to residents in and around Moore, including heating and cooling system installation, repair, and maintenance. We also provide indoor air quality solutions, duct cleaning, and sheet metal work. If you’d like to know more about mini-splits or have any other HVAC needs in Moore, call Home Comfort Solutions today!