Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather comes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, the majority of them can be linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not taken care of, your system may suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple 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 normal 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. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself plenty of time to research 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 you could spend 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 encounters the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system may be a better option. Strange Noises Have you heard any weird dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies may 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 feeling with your air conditioner, it may be time to start thinking about 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 561-515-5527 and talk with one of our professionals. Or, if it's more convenient for you, arrange an appointment with us online.