Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather hits and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, the majority of them can be traced back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a few warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system stops running. 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 good idea 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 choices. 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 correctly maintained. Envision the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that could be going towards purchasing a new, more efficient system. More Frequent Air Conditioner Repairs The last two years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system might be a better option. Strange Noises Have you heard any strange dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their life. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cold air, it's time to consider 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 can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these red flags sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it could be time to start researching a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 928-537-1803 and talk with one of our professionals. Or, if it's better for you, arrange an appointment with us online.