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 linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not handled, your system could suddenly stop running and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple warning signs you can look out 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. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself enough time to view 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 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 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 prior two years - a new system might be more cost effective.
Have you heard any odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises around the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 all that well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could 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 might be time to start researching a new system. We will work with you to be sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 325-200-4667 and chat with one of our professionals.