When any big change in weather hits and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, most of them can be traced back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not handled, your system could suddenly stop working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some 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 average 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 a bit of time to look through and weigh all of your options.
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 properly 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 few years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system incurs the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system might be more cost efficient.
Have you heard any weird sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 all that well. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone 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 signs 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 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 (985) 764-2426 and chat with one of our professionals.