When any big change in weather comes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, the majority of them can be traced back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system quits working.
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. 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 correctly 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 few years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system encounters the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system may be more cost efficient.
Have you heard any strange sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 could start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies might notice more symptoms. A few other signs 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 makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 814-308-0416 and chat with one of our professionals.