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When Is It Time to Replace Your Ductless Air Conditioner?

Ductless air conditioners are great options for keeping your home cool, but they are not invincible. Sooner or later, no matter how well you take care of it, you are going to need to replace your ductless system. Since you probably don’t want to have to deal with your ductless air conditioner giving out on you during a hot day in summer, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the symptoms associated with it reaching the end of its lifespan. Let’s take a look at some of those symptoms.

A Decrease in Efficiency

As a system gets older, it accumulates wear and tear that causes it to decrease in efficiency. This wear and tear forces the system to stay on for longer and longer in order to accomplish the same changes in temperature. If your cooling bills are rising month to month for no apparent reason, then there’s a good chance that your ductless system needs to be replaced.

Rise in Repairs

The same wear and tear that causes a decrease in efficiency is also responsible for a rise in repairs. As parts begin to totally wear out and fail, the frequency of repairs will increase. Normally, you shouldn’t need to repair your system more than once a year. If you need to call for repairs more often than that, it means that you need to replace your system.


Most ductless heating systems are manufactured to last for around 10 or 15 years. Past that point, they start developing problems like the ones listed above. If your ductless air conditioner is older than 15 years, you should talk to a professional about replacing it.

If you think you need to replace your ductless air conditioner, call Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration. We serve the entire Albuquerque, NM area.

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