Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, a lot of them can be tracked back to a lack of regular 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 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 breaks down.

Air Conditioner Age

The typical 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. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself plenty of time to view and weigh all of your possibilities.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Air conditioners lose efficiency as they age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been properly maintained. Think of 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. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system could be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises at the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 very well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies may notice more symptoms. Some other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it could be time to start researching a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 276-302-0076 and speak with one of our professionals.