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 generating cool air, most of them can be traced back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not addressed, 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 average 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 in an emergency. Give yourself enough time to view 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 properly maintained. Envision 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 few years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system might be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any weird noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises near the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cool air, it's time to think about getting your system replaced.

A Dry or Dusty Home

Older air conditioners don't humidify or filter the air in your home efficiently. Your home could start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could notice more symptoms. A few other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these indicators sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it could be time to start thinking about 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 832-777-1521 and speak with one of our professionals.