Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather comes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, the majority of them can be linked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop running and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some warning signs you can be on the lookout 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. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself a bit of time to view and weigh all of your choices.

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 two 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 could be more cost efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises around the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching 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 all that well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it may 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 614-871-4144 and talk with one of our professionals.