When any big change in weather hits and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, the majority of them can be linked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple warning signs you can be on the lookout for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system quits working.
Air Conditioner Age
The normal life expectancy of air conditioners is between 12-17 years. If your air conditioner is 15 years or older it's smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself plenty of time to view and weigh all of your choices.
Increased Gas or Electric Bills
Air conditioners lose efficiency as they get older and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been correctly maintained. Think of the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that could be going towards purchasing a new, more efficient system.
More Frequent Air Conditioner Repairs
The last couple years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system encounters the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system may be more cost efficient.
Have you heard any odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their life. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly air, it's time to consider getting your system replaced.
A Dry or Dusty Home
Older air conditioners don't humidify or filter the air in your home very well. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies could notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these signs sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it may be time to start looking into a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 800-296-5088 and chat with one of our professionals.