When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, the majority 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 may suddenly stop running and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a few warning signs you can look out for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system breaks down.
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 enough time to research and weigh all of your possibilities.
Increased Gas or Electric Bills
Air conditioners lose efficiency as they get older 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 couple years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system incurs the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system may be more cost efficient.
Have you heard any weird noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises near the end of their life. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cool air, it's time to think about 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 may start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies might notice increased symptoms. A couple other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it could be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 319-208-3295 and chat with one of our professionals.