Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather hits and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not taken care of, your system may suddenly stop working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a few 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 smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself a bit of time to research and weigh all of your options.

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 properly maintained. Think of 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 few years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system could be more cost efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises around the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 efficiently. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few 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 might 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 805-203-8667 and chat with one of our professionals.