When any big change in weather comes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, most of them can be traced back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some warning signs you can be on the lookout 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 a good idea to start air conditioner shopping now. Buying a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself a bit of time to look through and weigh all of your options.
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. Envision 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 two 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 previous two years - a new system might be more cost effective.
Have you heard any strange dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises around the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching 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 efficiently. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies could notice increased symptoms. Some other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators 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 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 360-255-5857 and talk with one of our professionals.