Is a Mini Split AC Worth It?

Suppose you have a central air conditioning system that consumes a lot of energy and results in a high utility bill. In that case, it’s time to consider buying a ductless mini-split. There are many benefits to a ductless system compared to the conventional central unit. For one thing, ductless systems are highly efficient, easy to install, and quiet to operate. Additionally, they are versatile irrespective of your home’s heating and cooling needs.

Ductless Mini Split AC for Arlington Homes

How Much Energy Do Mini Splits Use?

Many homeowners are curious to know how much energy they can save with a ductless mini-split in Arlington. Compared to central units, ductless mini splits have more efficient components and utilize less energy. Since no ducts are needed, energy loss is slight, quite the opposite to what you will find in central air conditioning units, especially in homes where duct leaks are noticeable. Installing multiple air handlers with mini-split units enables the adjustment of temperatures in different areas separately.

How Long Do Mini-Splits Last?

If appropriately maintained, a ductless mini-split can last about 20 years. This is significant compared to 12 or 15 years that most conventional air conditioners last. And unlike central systems, mini splits are easy to maintain as they seldomly break down.

Applications of Ductless Heat Pumps

Ductless mini-split heat pumps come in handy in the following situations:

  • Homes that have expensive heating or cooling systems such as furnaces, wall heaters, baseboards, and electric radiant
  • Older homes where there is no ductwork
  • Homes with inefficient central heating systems consume a lot of energy and produce high energy bills.
  • Home additional spaces and outer buildings where extending ductwork is either impossible or costly
  • Areas where exposing ductwork is dangerous due to fluctuating temperature
  • Older commercial properties where there is no existing ductwork

Install a Ductless Mini-Split System

If you are looking to install a ductless mini-split system and want to learn more about it, call us at (978) 263-7130. You can also reach our mini split air conditioner Arlington company by filling out a contact form or emailing us at

Our specialist will offer a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate for a new air conditioner or hybrid HVAC system for your home or office. Muirfield Mechanical is a pioneer in the ductless mini-split and has serviced many properties in and around Ayer, Westford, Sudbury, Hudson, Marlborough, Stow, Concord, Newton, Littleton, Groton, Bolton, Acton, Arlington, Belmont, Lexington, and Cambridge.