When any big change in weather hits and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, the majority of them can be linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple 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 smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Buying a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself plenty of time to look through and weigh all of your options.
Increased Gas or Electric Bills
Air conditioners lose efficiency as they get older 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 you could spend on a new, more efficient system.
More Frequent Air Conditioner Repairs
The last two years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system incurs the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system may be more cost effective.
Have you heard any weird dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises near the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching 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 all that well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies may notice increased symptoms. Some other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these red flags sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it may 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 561-287-7071 and chat with one of our professionals.