When any big change in weather hits and we start getting 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 taken care of, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a few warning signs you can be on the lookout for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system breaks down.
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. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself plenty of time to view and weigh all of your possibilities.
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. Envision the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that you could spend on a new, more efficient system.
More Frequent Air Conditioner Repairs
The last two 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 previous two years - a new system might be more cost efficient.
Have you heard any weird dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises around the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 very well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. A couple other signs 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 thinking about 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 204-272-8128 and talk with one of our professionals.