When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, the majority of them can be traced back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some warning signs you can look out for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system quits working.
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 safe bet 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 a bit of time to view and weigh all of your choices.
Increased Gas or Electric Bills
Air conditioners lose efficiency as they get up there in years 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 spent 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 efficient.
Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 may start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies could notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these signs sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it may be time to start researching 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 314-262-4541 and chat with one of our professionals.