Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather strikes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, most of them can be linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not addressed, your system may 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 good idea to start air conditioner shopping now. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself plenty of time to look through 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. 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 couple 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 prior two years - a new system might be more cost efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any weird noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is turning 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 all that well. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies could notice more symptoms. A few other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these indicators sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it may 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 be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 614-344-6949 and speak with one of our professionals.