When any big change in weather hits and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, most of them can be traced back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not handled, your system may suddenly stop running and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some 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 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. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself enough time to view 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 properly maintained. Think of 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 two years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system could be a better option.
Have you heard any weird noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises near the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing chilly air, it's time to consider 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 could start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these signs sound like what you are feeling 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 313-230-4053 and chat with one of our professionals.