Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather strikes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't creating 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 may suddenly stop running 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 smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself a bit of time to view and weigh all of your options. Increased Gas or Electric Bills Air conditioners lose efficiency as they age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been properly maintained. Envision the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that could be spent 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 encounters the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system may be a better option. Strange Noises Have you heard any strange sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises near the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies might notice increased symptoms. A couple 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 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 239-574-2327 and speak with one of our professionals. Or, if it's more convenient for you, schedule an appointment with us online.