Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather comes and we start taking 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 issues are not handled, your system could suddenly stop working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a few warning signs you can look out 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 smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself a bit of 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 properly 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 two 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 last two years - a new system could be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises around the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 may start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies could notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these red flags sound like what you are undergoing 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 makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 715-384-3163 and talk with one of our professionals.