When any big change in weather comes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not handled, your system could suddenly stop running and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a few 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. Choosing 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. Imagine the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that could be spent 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 prior two years - a new system could be a better option.
Have you heard any weird dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises around the end of their life. If your air conditioner is cycling 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 may start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies might notice more symptoms. A few 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 be 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 209-257-3156 and speak with one of our professionals.