How Long Do Mini Splits Last?
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After much time and research, you think you're finally ready to add a ductless mini-split system in your home or office. Like you do before making any other big investment, though, you want to know just how long you’re going to be able to use your mini-split system. Will it be for several years or even longer?
The average life of a ductless mini-split is about 20 years, but some units can last even longer than that.
Curious how to expand the life of your mini-split system? Keep reading, as we’ll discuss everything you need to know in this post.
Do Ductless Mini-Splits Last Longer Than HVAC Systems?
More than likely, your home or office is currently equipped with a traditional HVAC system. This does the job well enough, but you’re looking for something that’s a little more efficient and a lot less conspicuous.
Now that you now your ductless mini-split should last you about two decades, would an HVAC system have an even longer life than the mini-split? Not in most cases. Your traditional heating/cooling system tends to work for between 12 and 15 years. When you consider how much money you can spend on an HVAC system and its maintenance, that short lifespan is not ideal.
That means you get another five to 10 years more out of your mini-split system, give or take.
How Can You Increase the Lifespan of your Mini-Split System?
Do you want to milk your mini-split system for all it's worth and get even more time out of it? You do have one means of doing so: maintenance. Yes, that’s right, by keeping up with a regular maintenance schedule on your ductless mini-split, you ensure it’s in the best condition to keep warming and cooling your home or office.
What kind of maintenance does a ductless mini-split system require? It varies throughout the year. Roughly every few months, you want to wipe down your air filters, cleaning these of dirt, dust, and debris. We suggest consulting your owner’s manual to see how often the air filters need cleaning.
When the cold winds of winter arrive and temps drop well below freezing, you must tend to your mini-split again. By now, you’re using your heat heavily. Try switching to backup heat if you can. Turn the unit’s fan speed setting to high or turn the thermostat up as well.
Then, annually, you want to call a ductless mini-split professional to come out and service the unit. They will clean and tidy up the system to ensure it works well for another year.
Looking for a Ductless Mini-Split for Your Home or Office? Call PowerSave AC Today
If 2020 is the year you want a ductless mini-split system installed, trust in our expertise at PowerSave AC. From single-zone to five-zone heating or cooling, accessories, and more, we have what you need to get started.
If you buy more than one ductless mini-split, we offer discounts. These increase with the more units you add, making it cost-effective to heat and cool your entire home or office! Please call today at 855-539-7656.