When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, most of them can be linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not addressed, your system may suddenly stop running 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. 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 research and weigh all of your choices.
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 correctly maintained. Imagine 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 couple years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system incurs the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system may be a better option.
Have you heard any weird noises 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 think about 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 may start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies might notice increased symptoms. A couple other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it might be time to start looking into a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 402-628-0206 and talk with one of our professionals.