Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather hits and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, most of them can be tracked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not taken care of, your system may suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple 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 safe bet to start air conditioner shopping now. Buying a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself enough time to look through and weigh all of your options.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Air conditioners lose efficiency as they age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been properly 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 couple 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 last two years - a new system could be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises near the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is switching 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 all that well. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies might notice more symptoms. A few other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it might be time to start researching 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 478-200-5689 and speak with one of our professionals.