Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When 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 tracked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system stops running. 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. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself a bit of time to view 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 correctly maintained. Think of 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 last two years - a new system may be more cost effective. Strange Noises Have you heard any weird sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises near the end of their life. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 all that well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these indicators sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it could 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 will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 850-682-5509 and chat with one of our professionals. Or, if it's better for you, set up an appointment with us online.