Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather hits and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, the majority of them can be tracked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop running and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a few warning signs you can watch 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 a good idea 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 research 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 appropriately 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 encounters 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 dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises around the end of their life. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 very well. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice increased symptoms. A few other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it might 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 570-244-2510 and talk with one of our professionals.