When any big change in weather comes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, most of them can be traced back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some warning signs you can be on the lookout for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system stops running.
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 good idea to start air conditioner shopping now. Selecting 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 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 appropriately maintained. Envision 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 incurs the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system may be more cost effective.
Have you heard any odd sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises near 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 could start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies could notice more symptoms. A few other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these red flags sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it might be time to start looking into 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 937-845-1111 and speak with one of our professionals.