Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

When any big change in weather strikes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, a lot of them can be tracked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not handled, your system may suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple 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 normal 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 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. Think of 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 encounters the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system may be more cost efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises near the end of their life. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing cool air, it's time to look at 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 may start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies may notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these indicators sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it might be time to start researching a new system. We will work with you to be sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 702-623-0579 and speak with one of our professionals. 

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