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 producing cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop working 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 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 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 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 two 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 may be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any weird dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 very well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies could notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some 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 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 763-276-0617 and speak with one of our professionals.