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Do I Need a New Ductless System?

No matter how well you take care of your ductless system, there will come a day when you have to replace it. If you’re ductless mini-split is unable to get you through another summer, it’s very important that you be able to recognize the signs now. You don’t want your system to suddenly die on you in the middle of a hot day, after all. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new ductless system.

Loss of Efficiency

The older and more worn out a ductless system gets, the more its efficiency declines. As the system gets less and less effective at cooling your home, it will have to stay on for longer and longer periods of time. This will, of course, cause its operating cost to go up. If your ductless system seems to be costing you more and more to operate each month, it may be time to replace it.

Rising Repairs

Eventually, the accumulated wear and tear on the system will go beyond simple efficiency loss. The parts of the system will become so worn down that they start to fail in rapid succession. A ductless system shouldn’t need repairs more than once every handful of years. If your system needs repairs multiple times a year, you need a new one.


Ductless systems are meant to last for 10-15 years at most. Past that point, they become so expensive to operate that it’s far more cost effective to just install a new one. If your ductless system is older than 15 years, you should talk to a professional about getting it replaced.

Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing offers comprehensive ductless installation services throughout Chevy Chase, MD. If you need ductless services of any kind, call today for an appointment.