Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

When any big change in weather strikes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not handled, your system may suddenly stop working 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 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. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself a bit of time to look through and weigh all of your options.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Air conditioners lose efficiency as they age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been appropriately 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 ends up with the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system may be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises near the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly air, it's time to think about 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 may start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies may notice increased symptoms. A few other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these indicators sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it might be time to start looking into a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 325-200-4667 and speak with one of our professionals. 

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