Many people believe their HVAC system is only responsible for heating and cooling, but it also removes contaminants from the air. Unlike traditional, ducted systems, ductless mini-splits are more efficient at improving indoor air quality. Learn how a ductless system can help your air quality in the guide below.
Why Indoor Air Quality Is Important
The air in your home can become contaminated with various pollutants, including pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and mold spores. Contaminants become increasingly worse during the fall and winter when you’re more likely to stay at home with your doors and windows shut.
Poor indoor air quality can contribute to symptoms like headaches, itchy eyes, sinus irritation, dizziness, and fatigue. Hazardous indoor air pollutants, like radon and carbon monoxide, can even result in more serious conditions, including respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer.
Indoor pollutants can also house harmful airborne viruses, which is especially dangerous amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts anticipate the virus’s spread will increase along with the flu during the fall and winter months.
Running air filtration systems, such as an air purifier or an HVAC system, will reduce indoor allergens and contaminants, including airborne particles carrying COVID-19.
How Do Ductless HVACs Improve Air Quality?
A ductless mini-split system is similar to a central air conditioner with one exception: it lacks the ductwork commonly found in forced-air heating and cooling systems.
While beneficial for those with older homes that lack ductwork, it also provides unique advantages for your indoor air quality.
Ductless systems provide zoned cooling with individual units set up throughout your home. Like traditional systems, they draw air into a central unit, collect contaminants in a filter, then redistribute the air back into your home. Unlike a traditional system, the ductless system lives inside your home and isn’t exposed to outdoor pollutants like pollen and dust.
Ductless systems are also less vulnerable to contamination, which can occur when debris gets drawn inside your ductwork through cracks or air leaks.
Improve your air quality with a ductless mini-split system from Jon’s Plumbing & Heating in Mount Vernon, OH. Since 1998, their heating and cooling experts have provided a range of high-quality services, including HVAC installations, maintenance, and repairs, along with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Contact them today at (740) 392-5667 to request an estimate, or visit them online to learn more about their services.