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 generating cool air, the majority of them can be linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop running and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple 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 enough time to look through and weigh all of your possibilities.

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. Think of 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 few 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 prior two years - a new system could be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises around the end of their life. 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 may notice more symptoms. Some other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it may 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 will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 631-246-4029 and talk with one of our professionals.