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 generating cool air, the majority of them can be tracked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some warning signs you can look out 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 in a hurry. Give yourself enough time to view 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 correctly maintained. Envision 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 two 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 previous two years - a new system may be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching 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 could start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies may notice more symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these red flags sound like what you are experiencing 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 be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 928-244-8840 and speak with one of our professionals.