When any big change in weather comes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, a lot of them can be tracked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues 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 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 normal 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 enough time to view 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 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 couple years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system encounters 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 might be more cost effective.
Have you heard any weird dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises near the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is turning 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 could notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other red flags 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 thinking about 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 979-335-4262 and chat with one of our professionals.