When any big change in weather strikes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, the majority of them can be tracked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not handled, your system may suddenly stop working 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 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 smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself enough time to view 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 properly maintained. Think of 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 incurs the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system could be more cost efficient.
Have you heard any odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises near the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 in the home with allergies may notice more symptoms. A couple other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these red flags sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it could be time to start researching 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 949-204-0859 and chat with one of our professionals.