Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, most of them can be linked 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 be on the lookout for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system quits working.

Air Conditioner Age

The average 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. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself plenty of time to research and weigh all of your options.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Air conditioners lose efficiency as they get up there in years 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 few years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system encounters 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 could be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their life. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 anyone in the home with allergies might notice increased symptoms. A few other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these indicators sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it may be time to start looking into a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 540-369-3971 and speak with one of our professionals.