When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, most of them can be tracked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not taken care of, your system could 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 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 safe bet to start air conditioner shopping now. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself a bit of time to view and weigh all of your possibilities.
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 properly maintained. Envision 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 ends up with the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system could be a better option.
Have you heard any weird sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises at the end of their lifecycle. 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 all that well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice increased symptoms. Some other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators 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 will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 715-301-0727 and chat with one of our professionals.