Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather comes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, the majority of them can be traced back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not taken care of, your system may 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 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 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 age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been appropriately 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 couple 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 might 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 life. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 may start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies may notice more symptoms. A couple other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these red flags sound like what you are experiencing 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 makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 254-307-9572 and talk with one of our professionals.