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Should You Replace Your Ductless System This Fall?

Heating season is upon us, and winter is not far off. Now is the time to make sure that your home heating system is up to the task of keeping your home warm all winter. If it isn’t, you should replace it now before it has the chance to break down on you. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your ductless system needs to be replaced this fall.

Age

The easiest way to tell if your ductless system is nearing the end of its life is to look at its age. Most of the problems that cause a ductless system to break down are the direct result of wear and tear, which is the result of years of normal use. Once your ductless system gets older than around 20 years, it will likely be more expensive to keep it running than to just replace it.

Rise in Repairs

Typically, you shouldn’t need repairs for your ductless system more than once every couple of years. As a system gets older, though, the various parts that make up the system start to wear down. As each part wears down at a different rate, you may have parts start to fail in rapid succession. If you need to have your ductless system repaired every few months, save yourself some trouble and replace it now.

Drop in Efficiency

The same wear and tear that causes a rise in repairs causes a drop in efficiency in the system. The less efficient the system is, the longer it has to stay on and the more it will cost to operate. If your system’s operating cost is rising for no apparent reason, it may be time to replace it.

If you need to replace your ductless system, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We provide ductless services throughout Chicago, IL.

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