Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

When any big change in weather strikes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, the majority of them can be linked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not handled, 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 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 good idea to start air conditioner shopping now. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself a bit of time to look through 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 properly maintained. Envision 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 encounters the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system could be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching 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 more symptoms. Some other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs 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 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 561-533-6066 and talk with one of our professionals. 

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