Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather comes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, the majority of them can be linked back to a lack of regular 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 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 stops running.

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 a safe bet 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 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. Imagine 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 incurs 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 could be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any weird noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises near the end of their life. If your air conditioner is switching 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 could start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could 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 could 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 will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 513-268-5164 and speak with one of our professionals.