When you invest in a new air conditioning system, especially in a warm state like Georgia, you want to know that you’re purchasing something that will last for years to come. The thought of facing a sweaty summer without AC is practically unbearable, so you need to know that a ductless mini split system is reliable. Ductless mini split AC units don’t use ducts to deliver cool air, so they essentially avoid problems with leaky ductwork. That’s why many people claim they’re more efficient and better for your wallet and comfort long-term. The question is, how long do ductless mini split systems really last? Well, the answer depends on a handful of factors.

Will you perform regular maintenance and care?

When adequately maintained, it’s estimated that most mini split ductless air conditioners last for about 20 years. This is far beyond the 12 to 15 years that most conventional systems last, so it’s fairly safe to assume that your mini split system will last longer than most other options. However, you are responsible for scheduling regular maintenance with an HVAC company. As with any appliance in your home, your AC system can only reach peak performance when cared for and repaired as needed.

Will you use your air conditioning unit most of the year?

Obviously, some homeowners will wear out their air conditioners faster than others. Here in Georgia, most of us rely heavily on air conditioning, especially during the summer months. Still, a mini split system should last for roughly two decades, as long as it’s cared for properly.

Will you buy a high-quality mini split system?

Ask any AC expert and they’ll tell you that not all ductless systems are created equal. Some of the less expensive options are made with cheap materials, so avoid buying the first mini split system you spot online for a good price. Instead, talk to an HVAC technician who can guide you toward a product that will last for many years. At Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, we don’t want you to install just any air conditioning system. We want you to pick the one that will best benefit your wallet, home, and future. That’s why we go the extra mile to provide advice and information before helping you install the system. We proudly service the greater Augusta area in Georgia, so we know what works best for local homes and businesses. If you’re interested in ductless mini split systems, we would be more than happy to discuss the pros and cons with you, then install the system if you decide it’s a good fit for your home. Learn more today by calling (706) 914-1617.