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 creating cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to the lack of 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 a few 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 good idea to start air conditioner shopping now. Buying a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself plenty of time to look through and weigh all of your choices. Increased Gas or Electric Bills Air conditioners lose efficiency as they age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been appropriately maintained. Think of 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 couple years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system ends up with 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 a better option. Strange Noises Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises around the end of their lifespan. 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 very well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice increased symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these indicators sound like what you are undergoing 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 makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 561-582-3390 and chat with one of our professionals. Or, if it's better for you, schedule an appointment with us online.