When any big change in weather hits and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, a lot of them can be linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not taken care of, your system may suddenly stop working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple 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 safe bet 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 research 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. Imagine 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 couple 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 previous two years - a new system may be more cost efficient.
Have you heard any strange dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises near the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly air, it's time to think about 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 may start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could notice more symptoms. Some other red flags 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 thinking about a new system. We will work with you to be sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 201-268-5663 and speak with one of our professionals.