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 producing cool air, the majority of them can be linked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not addressed, your system may suddenly stop operating 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 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. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself enough time to research 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 spent on 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. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system may be more cost effective. Strange Noises Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises near the end of their life. If your air conditioner is cycling 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 with allergies may notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some other signs 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 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 334-524-2458 and speak with one of our professionals. Or, if it makes more sense for you, set up an appointment with us online.