Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not addressed, 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 typical 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 a hurry. Give yourself enough time to view and weigh all of your options.

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. Think of 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 couple 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 previous two years - a new system could be more cost efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any weird noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises near the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 efficiently. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice more 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 may be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 972-445-9504 and chat with one of our professionals. 

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