When any big change in weather comes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, a lot of them can be tracked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop running 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 typical 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 on the fly. Give yourself a bit of time to research 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 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. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system could be more cost efficient.
Have you heard any strange sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises around the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 can start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these signs sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it could be time to start looking into a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 805-242-9638 and chat with one of our professionals.