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 linked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not handled, your system may suddenly stop operating 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 breaks down.
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. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself enough time to research and weigh all of your possibilities.
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 could be spent on a new, more efficient system.
More Frequent Air Conditioner Repairs
The last two years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system encounters the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system could be a better option.
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 cool 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 all that well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies could notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these signs sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it might be time to start looking into 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 918-682-8238 and speak with one of our professionals.