Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system stops running.

Air Conditioner Age

The typical 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. Buying a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself enough time to research and weigh all of your options.

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. Imagine 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 two years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system encounters 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 effective.

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 turning 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 could 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 indicators sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it may be time to start researching a new system. We will work with you to make 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 318-855-2326 and talk with one of our professionals.