When any big change in weather comes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, the majority of them can be tracked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns 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 stops running.
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 in a hurry. Give yourself enough time to research and weigh all of your possibilities.
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 appropriately 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 few years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system incurs the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system could be a better option.
Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises around the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 any family members with allergies could notice more symptoms. A few other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these signs sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it could 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 410-228-4822 and chat with one of our professionals.