Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather strikes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, the majority of them can be linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not addressed, 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 breaks down.

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. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. 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. Envision 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 encounters the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system might be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is cycling 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 can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. A couple other red flags 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 looking into 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 402-318-5351 and speak with one of our professionals.