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When to Replace Your Ductless Air Conditioner

Ductless air conditioners, like all systems, have a natural lifespan. There will come a point when no matter how well you’ve taken care of it, you’ll have to replace your ductless system. What is important is that you recognize the signs that your ductless air conditioner is nearing the end of its lifespan.  That way, you can have it replaced before it gives out on you. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your ductless air conditioner needs to be replaced.

Rising Operating Costs

As a system gets older, the various parts inside it will start to wear out. This causes them to perform less well over time, which in turn causes your system to perform less well as a whole. An older ductless system will have to stay on for a longer period of time to affect the same temperature changes, which will result in higher operating costs. If your cost to operate your ductless system is rising for no apparent reason, you may need to replace it.

Rise in Repair Needs

Healthy ductless air conditioners typically don’t need repairs more than once a year, if that. Older systems, though, have worn-out parts that are far more likely to fail during normal operation. These parts tend to fail in groups, leading to far more frequent repair needs. If you need to have your ductless air conditioner repaired every few months, you definitely need to replace it.


Once a ductless air conditioner gets older than 10 or 15 years, it starts to develop problems like the ones listed above. You can continue using a ductless system that is older than that, but you’ll likely spend far more than the system is work in repairs. Once your system gets that old, you should replace it.

If you need to have your ductless air conditioner replaced, call Touchstone Heating & Air Inc. We serve the entire Gainesville, FL area.

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