Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather comes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, most of them can be linked back to the lack of 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 watch for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system stops running.

Air Conditioner Age

The typical 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. Buying 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 get up there in years and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been appropriately maintained. Envision 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 encounters 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 efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises near the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 may notice more symptoms. Some other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it may 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 makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at (337) 234-2345 and speak with one of our professionals.