Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

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 the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not handled, 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 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 good idea to start air conditioner shopping now. Buying a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself plenty of time to research and weigh all of your choices.

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. Imagine 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 encounters the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system might be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching 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 anyone in the home with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these indicators sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it may be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to be 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 862-345-6896 and speak with one of our professionals.