You hope that your mini split provides many years of problem-free performance. Not only does this give you peace of mind, but it also saves you time and money.
Even though you’re likely to get 15 to 20 good years out of your system — if not more — there may come a day when a replacement is necessary.
Tip: if you’re unsure of when or if to replace your mini split, contact us for guidance with ductless HVAC. One of our experienced technicians will visit your home, inspect your system, and help you decide what to do next.
Here are some common signs that it’s time to replace your mini split:
1. Too Many Repairs
Just the same as any other type of HVAC system — such as central air or a window unit — a mini split may require repairs now and again. This is to be expected.
However, there may come a point when you realize that you’re spending a lot of time and money on repairs. Just as you fix one issue, another one comes to light.
This is when it’s time to strongly consider replacing your existing mini split system. Doing so can put your mind at ease once and for all.
2. Water Leaks
In many cases, a water leak can be repaired. This holds true both in regard to refrigerant and condensate lines.
But remember this: when water leaks in your home, it has the potential to damage walls, floors, doors, and more. Not to mention the fact that it increases the likelihood of an air handler falling off the wall, which puts you and your family at risk.
If you’re dealing with one water leak after the next, you’re likely to lose confidence in your system. And when that happens, it’s time to install a new mini split.
3. It’s Not Keeping Your Home Cool
You rely on your mini split system to cool your home. It’s either effective in doing so or it isn’t.
Depending on the age of your system, it may be at the point when efficiency is lacking and there’s nothing you can do about it. Old age has finally taken its toll on your mini split.
After you pinpoint the reason why your mini split is ineffective in keeping your home cool, you can decide what to do next. If a repair is out of the question, it’s time to replace your old system with a new one.
If you have any reason to believe that your mini split is on its last legs, now’s the time to start shopping for a new one.
When you find the best system for your home and budget, you’ll be happy with the result.
Contact us via chat or phone at 781-995-2665 for help choosing and installing the right mini split system.