When any big change in weather comes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not handled, 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 breaks down.
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 good idea 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 research and weigh all of your choices.
Increased Gas or Electric Bills
Air conditioners lose efficiency as they get older 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 couple years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system encounters 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 more cost effective.
Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises at the end of their life. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 efficiently. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. A couple other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these signs 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 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 641-628-3621 and chat with one of our professionals.