When any big change in weather hits and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, most of them can be tracked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not handled, your system could suddenly stop working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system breaks down.
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 on the fly. Give yourself plenty of 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 correctly 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 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 last two years - a new system could be more cost effective.
Have you heard any weird noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises around the end of their life. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 very well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies could notice increased symptoms. Some other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators 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 makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 520-201-3871 and talk with one of our professionals.