When any big change in weather comes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, a lot of them can be linked back to the lack of 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 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 smart 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 plenty 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 two years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system encounters 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.
Have you heard any weird sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises around the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is switching 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 all that well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might 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 feeling with your air conditioner, it might be time to start looking into 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 270-358-3167 and talk with one of our professionals.