Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather hits and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, a lot of them can be tracked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not handled, your system could suddenly stop working 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 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. Buying a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself enough time to look through and weigh all of your choices.

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 appropriately 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 couple years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system incurs the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system could be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any weird sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cold air, it's time to look at getting your system replaced.

A Dry or Dusty Home

Older air conditioners don't humidify or filter the air in your home very well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies may notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these indicators sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it could be time to start researching 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 734-363-8907 and speak with one of our professionals.