When any big change in weather strikes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, most of them can be tracked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not taken care of, your system may suddenly stop running 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 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 a safe bet 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 a bit of time to look through and weigh all of your choices.
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 couple 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 previous two years - a new system may be more cost efficient.
Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises near the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is switching 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 all that well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies might notice more symptoms. A couple other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it could be time to start researching a new system. We will work with you to be sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 317-406-5783 and talk with one of our professionals.