Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather hits and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, the majority of them can be traced back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not addressed, your system may suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple warning signs you can look out 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 smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself a bit of time to view 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 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 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 prior two years - a new system could be a better option. Strange Noises Have you heard any strange sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises at 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 all that well. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies could notice more symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these indicators sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it might be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to make 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 619-448-2470 and talk with one of our professionals. Or, if it's more convenient for you, arrange an appointment with us online.