When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren’t creating cool air, most of them can be traced 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 of warning signs you can look out for to know when it’s time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system breaks down.
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 a good idea 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 a bit of time to research and weigh all of your possibilities.
Increased Gas or Electric Bills
Air conditioners lose efficiency as they get older 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 spent on 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-effective.
Have you heard any strange dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises near the end of their life-cycle. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 efficiently. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice increased symptoms. A few other indicators are static shocks, drooping plants, and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it may 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 will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 714-710-1070 and chat with one of our professionals. Or, if it makes more sense for you, arrange an appointment with us online.