Choosing the right system to keep your home cool is a big decision. One potential option is a ductless air conditioner. Also known as mini-split systems, ductless ACs can be advantageous. Yet, they also have a few drawbacks to consider. Let’s discuss the pros of a ductless AC unit setup, first.

Energy Efficiency

Without the risk of losing energy through ductwork, ductless ACs deliver cool air directly into different zones of your home. This can result in the reduction of energy loss and utility bill charges.

Easy Installation

Ductless air conditioners are much easier and quicker to install than traditional central air systems, mainly because they don’t require ductwork. An experienced HVAC professional can usually install one in a day.

Flexible Placement

Ductless AC units offer more flexibility in terms of placement. For example, they can be mounted on a wall or ceiling and are ideal for cooling individual rooms or spaces where ductwork can’t be installed.

Improved Air Quality

Ductless systems often provide better air quality as there are no ducts where dust, allergens, or mold can accumulate. They come with multi-stage filtration systems that reduce bacteria, dust, pollen, and other particles in the air.

Now, let’s look at the cons of a ductless AC.

Up-Front Cost

One of the main drawbacks of ductless AC systems is their higher up-front cost compared to other cooling options. However, the energy savings over time can eventually offset this initial investment.


Not everyone finds the indoor units of a ductless system visually pleasing. They are more visible than the vents of a traditional design and may not blend well with all types of home d├ęcor.


While ductless AC systems can improve air quality, they require more regular maintenance. The filters need to be cleaned frequently to keep the unit running efficiently.

Comphel Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. offers HVAC services for customers in Sonora and the surrounding areas. Our company also provides whole-house fans, indoor air purifiers, and maintenance services. Feel free to give Comphel Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call to learn more about using our services.

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