When any big change in weather hits and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, the majority of them can be tracked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not taken care of, your system may suddenly stop running and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a few 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 smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Selecting 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 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 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 two 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 last two years - a new system could be more cost efficient.
Have you heard any weird dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises near the end of their life. If your air conditioner is turning 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 very well. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies might notice more symptoms. A couple other signs 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 might be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 432-237-0168 and talk with one of our professionals.