When any big change in weather hits and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, a lot of them can be linked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop running 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 typical 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. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself enough time to look through and weigh all of your possibilities.
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. 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 couple years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system could be a better option.
Have you heard any weird noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd 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 look at 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 can start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice more symptoms. A couple other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it might be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 254-355-3833 and chat with one of our professionals.