When 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 tracked back to a lack of regular 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 look out 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 good idea to start air conditioner shopping now. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself plenty of 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 appropriately 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 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 might be more cost effective.
Have you heard any odd sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing chilly air, it's time to think about 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 could start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these signs sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it could 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 314-325-7552 and chat with one of our professionals.