Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

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When any big change in weather comes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not taken care of, 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 breaks down.

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 safe bet to start air conditioner shopping now. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself plenty of time to view 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 correctly maintained. Think of 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 two years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system incurs the most breakdowns. Start adding 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 odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises near the end of their life. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 all that well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other signs 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 looking into a new system. We will work with you to be sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 239-596-2645 and chat with one of our professionals. Or, if it makes more sense for you, arrange an appointment with us online.

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