Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather hits and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't creating 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 taken care of, your system could suddenly stop working 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 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 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 you could spend 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 ends up with the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system could be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their lifespan. 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 could start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies may notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other indicators 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 might be time to start thinking about 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 832-224-3887 and chat with one of our professionals.