When any big change in weather hits and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren’t producing cool air, most of them can be traced 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 be on the lookout for to know when it’s time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system stops running.
Air Conditioner Age
The average life expectancy of air conditioners is between 12-17 years. If your air conditioner is 15 years or older it’s a safe bet to start air conditioner shopping now. Selecting a new air conditioner isn’t a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself plenty of time to research and weigh all of your choices.
Increased Gas or Electric Bills
Air conditioners lose efficiency as they age, and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been correctly maintained. Imagine 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. Start adding up the money you’ve been spending on air conditioner repair for the previous two years – a new system may be more cost-effective.
Have you heard any weird sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises at the end of their life. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 all that well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other indicators are static shocks, drooping plants, and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it might 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 the most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us and chat with one of our professionals.