Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather hits and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some 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 average 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. Selecting 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 choices.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Air conditioners lose efficiency as they get up there in years 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 few 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 more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any weird dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises at the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is switching 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 all that well. Your home could start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could notice increased symptoms. Some other indicators 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 be sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 662-269-8716 and talk with one of our professionals.