When any big change in weather strikes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, the majority of them can be tracked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop operating 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 breaks down.
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. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself a bit of time to view and weigh all of your possibilities.
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. Think of 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 couple years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system may be a better option.
Have you heard any weird dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises near the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 any family members with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. A couple other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators 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 801-305-4777 and chat with one of our professionals.