Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather comes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, the majority of them can be linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not addressed, your system may suddenly stop running 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 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 on the fly. Give yourself enough time to view and weigh all of your choices. 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. 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 incurs the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system might be more cost efficient. Strange Noises Have you heard any weird dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 may start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could notice more 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 looking into a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 623-206-6770 and chat with one of our professionals. Or, if it's more convenient for you, set up an appointment with us online.