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Signs That You Need to Replace Your Ductless Air Conditioner

Ductless air conditioners are not perfect systems. They age, they develop problems, they get worn out, and eventually they fail. When your ductless air conditioner starts to near the end of its life, it behooves you to recognize it as soon as possible. The sooner you recognize that you need to replace your ductless system, the smaller the chance of the system breaking down before you have the chance to get a new one. You don’t want to be caught without a working ductless A/C in the middle of a hot day, after all. So, take a look at these signs that you need to replace your system.


This is usually the first sign that your ductless system is getting close to replacement time. Most ductless air conditioners are built to last anywhere from 15 to 20 years, depending on the quality of the system. There are those that can last longer than that, but the vast majority of them fail within that time frame. Once your system reaches that age, it’s time to consult a professional about replacing it.

Drop in Efficiency

As a system gets older, the parts inside it will naturally wear out. This wear and tear will contribute to a gradual loss of system efficiency, leading to longer operating times and higher operating costs. If you start to notice a rise in your electric bill from month to month, it may be time to replace your ductless air conditioner.

Repair Frequency

Under normal circumstances, a ductless air conditioner shouldn’t need to be repaired more than once or twice a year. In a failing system, however, the wear and tear will cause multiple parts to fail in rapid succession. If you need to have your ductless air conditioner repaired every few months, it’s a sign that you need to replace your air conditioner.

If your ductless air conditioner is in need of replacement, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We provide ductless air conditioning services throughout Chicago, IL.

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