Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather strikes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not handled, your system may suddenly stop running and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a few warning signs you can be on the lookout for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system stops running.

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 a safe bet 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 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 properly 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 few years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system may be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises near the end of their lifespan. 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 efficiently. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies could notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it may be time to start looking into a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 262-358-9468 and talk with one of our professionals.