When any big change in weather comes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, a lot 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 working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some 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 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. Buying a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself plenty of time to view 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 properly maintained. Envision 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 ends up with the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system could be more cost efficient.
Have you heard any strange sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises around the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 efficiently. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies may notice increased symptoms. A couple other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these red flags sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it could be time to start researching a new system. We will work with you to be sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 903-284-2612 and talk with one of our professionals.