Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather comes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, a lot of them can be linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not handled, your system may suddenly stop operating 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 quits working.

Air Conditioner Age

The average life expectancy of air conditioners is between 12-17 years. If your air conditioner is 15 years or older it's smart 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 enough time to look through and weigh all of your possibilities.

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. Think of 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 a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises near the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 efficiently. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies could notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some other signs 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 researching 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 614-450-1575 and chat with one of our professionals.