Clearing Mini Split Myths: The Truth with The Lee Thompson Co.

Nestled in the hustle and bustle of Houston, Texas, lies a beacon of reliability in the world of HVAC solutions: The Lee Thompson Co. Since 1961, our legacy has been synonymous with excellence, serving generations of Houstonians and surrounding communities with unwavering dedication and expertise.

As the allure of ductless mini split systems continues to captivate homeowners seeking efficient and versatile HVAC options, The Lee Thompson Co. proudly stands as a trusted Amana dealer,  recognizing the importance of dispelling the myths that often surround these innovative systems. In our decades of service, we’ve encountered countless misconceptions about mini splits, leaving homeowners unsure of what to believe.

In this blog, we embark on a journey to debunk the myths surrounding mini split systems, empowering you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about your home’s comfort. From concerns about efficiency and installation to doubts about performance and suitability for our unique Texas climate, we’re here to separate fact from fiction. Let’s dive in!

Here are the most common myths about mini split systems.


  • They can only be installed in new construction.

    One of the most common myths of mini split systems is that they can only be installed in new construction. While they are a very common choice for new construction, they will work in existing homes as well.

    A lot of homeowners choose to have an Amana mini split system installed in addition to their existing HVAC system. Your mini split system will heat or cool the living space as much as possible and your HVAC system will kick on as a backup as needed.

    If you have a room or section of the house that you struggle to control the temperature, a mini split system is a great option to solve this issue.

    Give our team a call at (713)766-4846 to learn more about our Amana mini split selection and great financing options.

  • Mini split systems are too expensive.

    Another common myth of mini split systems is that they are too expensive. In reality, an Amana ductless mini split system can actually be a great way to save money.

    A mini split system uses the same equipment to heat and cool your home, so you don’t have to worry about buying a separate furnace and air conditioner for your home. Your total cost will be dependent upon a few factors such as efficiency and energy type.

    Amana mini split systems can be so efficient that they also allow you to save on your energy costs over their lifetime.

  • Mini split systems don’t work in cold climates.

    A mini split system not working in cold climates is another common myth. Mini split systems are not only an energy efficient air conditioner, but they are also one of the most effective and energy efficient heaters available.

    Since Amana mini spit systems offer higher efficiency rates than boiler-based systems, this ductless heat option costs less to operate by maximizing the amount of heat generated from the energy consumed.

    If you’d like to learn more about our Amana mini split options, give us a call at (713)766-4846.

  • Mini splits are high maintenance.

    You’ve probably heard the common myth that mini splits are high maintenance. The good news is that Amana mini split systems don’t require any more than the regular maintenance your traditional HVAC system needs.

    You will want to change or clean the filter as recommended, remove debris from the outdoor compressor, and follow a standard HVAC maintenance schedule.

    Since both the indoor and outdoor units of the mini split system are easily accessible, the ease of service is better than your traditional HVAC system.

    We offer our Home Comfort Maintenance Plan for affordable maintenance from our skilled HVAC technicians. Learn more here –

  • Mini split systems heat or cool rooms unevenly.

    Another widely heard myth of Amana mini split systems is that they heat or cool rooms unevenly. However, mini split systems can often keep your entire home at one consistent temperature more effectively than a traditional HVAC system.

    Modern mini split systems are just as powerful as your traditional system and will heat your rooms evenly and efficiently.

    A big benefit of mini split systems is that you can adjust for individual temperature needs for hard to regulate rooms and areas of your house, Traditional HVAC systems can’t adjust to the individual temperature needs of each room to reach a consistent temperature throughout your home.

  • Mini split systems are noisier than my traditional HVAC system.

    Many people believe the myth that mini split systems are noisier than a traditional HVAC system, but we’re happy to tell you that myth is not true.

    Thanks to modern technology in Amana mini split systems, mini split systems are whisper quiet. Since the unit runs continuously with blower speed variations to regulate temperatures instead of the on/off system we’re used to with traditional HVAC, there is virtually no noise.

    We’d love to discuss this question and any others that you have about Amana mini split systems. Give us a call anytime at (713)766-4846.

  • Mini split systems have bad air quality.

    This common myth of mini split systems is quite the opposite. Amana Mini split ductless systems are shown to improve air quality.

    Mini split systems are equipped with excellent filtration systems to ensure that clean air is coming into your home. This is why they are an especially great option for people with allergies or respiratory issues.

    Without the need for ductwork, the risk for unhealthy air circulating through your home is greatly decreased since there is nowhere for the dirt, dust, and debris to build up and circulate throughout your home.

  • Mini split systems take a long time to heat or cool a room.

    It’s another common myth that mini split systems take a long time to heat or cool a room. We’re here to tell you it’s quite the opposite.

    An Amana mini split system runs continually at an even pace to maintain the temperature in the room. This makes is easy to regulate temperature in each room as well as bring the temperature up or down easily.

    If you’d like to hear more about our Amana mini split options, give us a call at (713)766-4846 anytime.


  • Mini split systems don’t last.

    Another widely spread myth is that mini split systems don’t last as long as traditional HVAC systems.

    The average lifespan of a traditional HVAC unit is 15 – 20 years with proper maintenance and repair. Amana Mini split systems will last 20 years or longer with proper maintenance and repair.

    Like a traditional HVAC system, routine maintenance by an HVAC professional is key to ensuring your system operates for as long as possible. We offer our Home Comfort Maintenance Plan for affordable maintenance by our HVAC professionals. You can learn more here –

As we conclude our journey through the realm of mini split myths, we hope to have provided clarity and insight into these innovative HVAC systems. At The Lee Thompson Co., we are committed to ensuring that residents of Houston and surrounding areas have access to accurate information when making decisions about their home comfort.

Whether you were skeptical about efficiency, installation, or performance, we trust that out exploration has shed light on the truths behind the misconceptions. Our dedicated to serving the community since 1961 drives us to continue providing reliable solutions and expert guidance.

As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of home heating and cooling, remember that The Lee Thompson Co. is here to support you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any further questions or concerns at (713)766-4846. Remember: with The Lee Thompson Co., your home is in good hands.

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