Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather strikes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, most of them can be linked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not handled, your system may suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple 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 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. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself a bit of 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 correctly maintained. Imagine 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 ends up with the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system might be a better option. Strange Noises Have you heard any strange sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises near 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 in the home with allergies might notice increased symptoms. Some 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 might 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 will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 561-270-6228 and talk with one of our professionals. Or, if it's better for you, arrange an appointment with us online.