Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather comes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, the majority of them can be tracked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop operating 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 stops running.

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 safe bet to start air conditioner shopping now. Buying a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself plenty of time to look through and weigh all of your options.

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. Imagine the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that could be spent 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 ends up with the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system may be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any weird dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises near the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could notice increased symptoms. Some other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these red flags sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it may 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 makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 918-534-8194 and speak with one of our professionals.