When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems 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 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. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself a bit of time to research and weigh all of your choices.
Increased Gas or Electric Bills
Air conditioners lose efficiency as they age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been correctly maintained. Think of 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 few 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 last two years - a new system might be more cost effective.
Have you heard any weird sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their life. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 may start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies may notice more symptoms. A few other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it might 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 will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 785-269-0465 and speak with one of our professionals.