Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather comes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, a lot of them can be linked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a few 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 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. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself enough time to research 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 appropriately maintained. Think of 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 incurs the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system may be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises near the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing chilly air, it's time to think about 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 can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could notice more symptoms. A couple 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 makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 704-233-7363 and chat with one of our professionals.