Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

When any big change in weather strikes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, the majority of them can be linked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop running and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some 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 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. 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 look through and weigh all of your possibilities.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Air conditioners lose efficiency as they age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been correctly 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 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 could be more cost efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises around the end of their life. If your air conditioner is cycling 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 efficiently. Your home can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies may notice increased symptoms. A couple other indicators 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 thinking about a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 928-263-8570 and chat with one of our professionals. 

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