When any big change in weather comes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, most of them can be linked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop running 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 normal 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. Selecting 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 possibilities.
Increased Gas or Electric Bills
Air conditioners lose efficiency as they age 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 going towards purchasing 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 previous two years - a new system might be a better option.
Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises around the end of their life. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 very well. Your home could start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies might notice more symptoms. A couple 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 could be time to start researching a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 512-355-1482 and talk with one of our professionals.