When any big change in weather hits and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, a lot of them can be linked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system breaks down.
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 a good idea to start air conditioner shopping now. Buying a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself enough time to research and weigh all of your choices.
Increased Gas or Electric Bills
Air conditioners lose efficiency as they get up there in years and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been appropriately maintained. Envision the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that you could spend on a new, more efficient system.
More Frequent Air Conditioner Repairs
The last few years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system may be more cost effective.
Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises around the end of their life. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly air, it's time to look at getting your system replaced.
A Dry or Dusty Home
Older air conditioners don't humidify or filter the air in your home efficiently. Your home could start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these red flags sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it may be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 800-COOLING and talk with one of our professionals.