Everybody wishes for their system to last longer. While ductless system can last a pretty long time, with right care and maintenance, but it doesn’t last forever. Summer is coming and you need to look for a system to make you cool. If you already have one and not working properly, it’s important to recognize the warning signs and take the decision – either it needs replacement or repair. You don’t want your system to suddenly die in the middle of a hot day. Let’s have a look at some of the warning signs that you need to figure out when the time is right.
Every normal system needs repairs every now and then but when you are visiting system repair constantly, it’s a good sign that you should be looking into a replacement. A normal ductless system typically doesn’t need repair more than once a year. A repair here and a repair there can add up and end up costing you a lot more cumulatively in the long run, than buying a new ductless system. In an older system, the various parts of ductless system can become so worn out that they start to fail in groups. If you need to repair your ductless system multiple times a year or every month, it’s a definite sign that you need a new system.
High Energy Bills
We already know that air conditioning system accounts for a large portion of household’s energy cost during the summer months, therefore it is important to follow a definite method of replacing your system, if you are experiencing higher energy bills than normal. Over years of normal use, you are noticing quite a lot of wear and tear and loss of efficiency of older systems. And, in order to compensate for this falling efficiency, your system will operate for longer period of time. This will result the steady rise of monthly energy bills of the ductless unit. So, rise in the bills for no apparent reason is the good sign to see if your ductless system needs replacing.
Are you noticing that your system is not working as it used to do? The older and more wear and tear your ductless system gets, the more its efficiency declines. With the falling efficiency, your system will be able to work for a longer period of time in order to compensate for the lost efficiency. This will result in the increase of operating cost. Or you can schedule an inspection with an HVAC company to determine what’s behind your system’s sudden poor performance and with their suggestion; look for the replacement of your system.
Yes, age also determines whether your ductless system needs a replacement or not. A normal ductless system is designed to last around 10 to 15 years and past that point they become increasingly more expensive to keep up and running. Well, they may certainly continue to operate beyond that point but they will not be efficient as before. Problems will start to increase dramatically. Hence, if your ductless system is older than 20 years, consider asking a professional about replacing it.
Make sure to consider these signs of ductless system and take a suggestion from the professionals of either replacing or repairing it. Please share your ideas and tips in the comments below.