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 creating cool air, a lot of them can be linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not taken care of, your system may suddenly stop running 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 average life expectancy of air conditioners is between 12-17 years. If your air conditioner is 15 years or older it's a safe bet 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 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 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 couple 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 may be more cost efficient. Strange Noises Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises near the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is turning 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 efficiently. Your home can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies may notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these indicators sound like what you are undergoing 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 will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 772-318-4252 and chat with one of our professionals. Or, if it's better for you, set up an appointment with us online.