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Do I Need a New Ductless System?

Ductless systems can last quite a while, especially if you take proper care of them. However, no amount of maintenance and repairs will keep a ductless system going indefinitely. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to install a new system. It’s best that you be able to recognize the signs now, so that it doesn’t suddenly die on you. Let’s take a look at some of the indications that you need a new ductless system.

Dropping Efficiency

The older a ductless system gets, the more worn out it will become. As the various parts that make up the system wear down, its efficiency will drop. The system will be forced to stay on for longer and longer periods of time in order to compensate for the lost efficiency. This will be reflected in your monthly bills. If your operating costs are rising for no apparent reason, it may be because you need a new one.

Rising Repairs

Eventually, the wear and tear on your ductless system will cause various parts of it to start breaking down. All ductless systems require repairs every once in a while. If you need to repair your ductless system every few months, it’s a good sign that you need a new one.


Ductless systems tend to last around 15 years. One they get older than that, they tend to become more and more expensive to maintain. You can keep an older ductless system up and running, provided you’re willing to pay. Honestly, though, it’s much more cost effective in the long run to install a new system than to spend all of that money upkeeping an old one.

Touchstone Heating & Air Inc. offers a full range of ductless services throughout Macclenny, FL. If you need ductless services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment.

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