How Long Do Mini-Splits Last?

- 11:19 am - April 18th, 2024

Ductless mini-split units, also known as heat pumps, are becoming increasingly popular for their efficient heating and cooling. They are an excellent standalone solution, and they can supplement your existing central air system for rooms not connected to it. But how long can you expect your ductless unit to last?


The average lifespan of a well-maintained mini-split is around 15-20 years, and this can be exceeded with continuous proper care. You can extend the longevity of your ductless mini-split by doing the following:


  • Cleaning the air filters at least once a month

  • Regularly inspecting and cleaning the pipes

  • Turning off units that are not in use

  • Clearing away any dirt and debris around the outdoor compressor unit (if applicable)


These are just a few do-it-yourself tips that can extend your equipment’s lifespan, increase its energy efficiency, and keep everything running smoothly. Professional maintenance is also important in addition to these tips, and that’s where Alger Oil & Propane comes in! An annual A/C tune up will help your system last longer and prevent future problems that could result in costly repairs. During a tune up, we’ll check your system for leaks and damage, inspect safety controls, check your compressor and other important parts, and more. These tune-ups are included in our convenient and affordable service plans, and a great way to save money and have peace of mind knowing your equipment is well-maintained.


If you’d like to upgrade to a ductless mini-split, our technicians can perform a complete evaluation of your current system, and recommend the system best for your needs and budget. Installations are done by seasoned professionals, who will test it thoroughly and make sure everything is working properly. For new systems, financing options are available that will make home comfort even more affordable. Alger Oil & Propane is here to provide outstanding cooling services for homes throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, and we’d love to bring that same level of home comfort to you. Click here to learn more about our cooling solutions.