When any big change in weather comes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, most of them can be traced back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not taken care of, your system may suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system quits working.
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 smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. 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 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 could be going towards purchasing a new, more efficient system.
More Frequent Air Conditioner Repairs
The last couple years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system incurs the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add 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 odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises around the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is cycling 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 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 red flags 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 could be time to start looking into a new system. We will work with you to be sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 724-401-1843 and talk with one of our professionals.