Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather hits and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, a lot of them can be linked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a few 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 smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Buying 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 options.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Air conditioners lose efficiency as they get up there in years and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been properly 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 two years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system incurs the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system could be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any weird dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises near the end of their lifecycle. 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 all that well. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies may notice increased symptoms. A couple other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these indicators sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it could be time to start looking into a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 636-206-4250 and chat with one of our professionals.