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 linked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not addressed, your system may suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple warning signs you can look out 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 in an emergency. Give yourself enough time to research 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. Imagine 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 ends up with 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.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises at the end of their life. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cool air, it's time to think about 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 may start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies may 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 could be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 740-474-5940 and speak with one of our professionals.