When any big change in weather hits and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, the majority of them can be linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not handled, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple 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 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. Buying a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself enough time to research and weigh all of your choices.
Increased Gas or Electric Bills
Air conditioners lose efficiency as they age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been properly 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 few 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 last two years - a new system could 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 cycling on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 could start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies may notice more symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it may be time to start researching a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 812-825-8695 and talk with one of our professionals.