Ductless systems can be made to last for many years with proper repairs and maintenance. No matter how well you take care of your ductless system, however, you will eventually need to have it replaced. When that time comes, you should know the signs that your system is near the end of its life. Otherwise, you run the risk of being caught off-guard when it suddenly breaks down. If you think your ductless system might be in need of a replacement, read on.
No, we’re not talking about when you use it more often. As a system wears down, it will gradually start to lose its efficiency. In order to compensate for this loss, the system will operate for longer and longer periods of time in order to compensate. Eventually, this will start to be reflected in a spike in heating bills. If your bills are going up significantly, and you’re not sure why, it may be that you need a new ductless system.
Every system needs repairs every once in a while, regardless of how old it is. The older a ductless system gets, though, the more worn out the parts that comprise it will become. Eventually, those parts will start to fail en masse, requiring much more frequent repairs. If you need to repair your ductless system every few months, you need to replace it instead.
Ductless mini splits are designed to last around 10–15 years. Once they get older than that, they tend to rapidly become too costly to operate effectively. If you have a ductless system that’s older than 15 years, talk to a professional about whether or not you need a new one.
Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. offers comprehensive ductless heating services throughout Port Charlotte, FL. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.