Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, the majority of them can be tracked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop running and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some warning signs you can be on the lookout 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 smart 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 enough time to view 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 you could spend on a new, more efficient system.

More Frequent Air Conditioner Repairs

The last few years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system encounters the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system could be more cost efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their life. 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 efficiently. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice increased symptoms. Some 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 could 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 will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 319-229-2318 and chat with one of our professionals.