When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving 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 may suddenly stop running 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 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 plenty of time to view 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. Imagine 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 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 could be more cost efficient.
Have you heard any strange dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises near the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is switching 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 very well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies might notice more symptoms. A couple other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these signs sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it may 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 361-214-1203 and talk with one of our professionals.