When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, a lot of them can be linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple warning signs you can be on the lookout for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system breaks down.
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 smart 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 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 properly 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 couple 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 might be more cost effective.
Have you heard any odd sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is turning 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 very well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies may notice more symptoms. A few other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these signs sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it might be time to start looking into a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 863-216-2923 and talk with one of our professionals.