When any big change in weather comes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, most of them can be tracked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not handled, your system could suddenly stop working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system breaks down.
Air Conditioner Age
The typical 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 on the fly. Give yourself enough time to view and weigh all of your options.
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 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 encounters the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system might be more cost effective.
Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises at the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is switching 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 very well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could notice increased symptoms. Some other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these signs 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 make sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 812-663-7252 and chat with one of our professionals.