Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather hits and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, the majority of them can be tracked back to the lack of 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 few 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 normal 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. Buying a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. 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 up there in years 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 could be going towards purchasing a new, more efficient system.

More Frequent Air Conditioner Repairs

The last two years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system encounters the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system might be more cost efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises around the end of their life. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cold air, it's time to look at 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 can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies might notice increased symptoms. Some other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these indicators 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 will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 972-332-1028 and speak with one of our professionals.