Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather strikes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, the majority of them can be traced back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not addressed, your system may suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple warning signs you can be on the lookout for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system breaks down. 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 on the fly. Give yourself plenty of time to look through and weigh all of your options. 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 properly maintained. Imagine 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 few years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system encounters the most breakdowns. Start adding 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 weird dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises around the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 could start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies could notice increased symptoms. A couple 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 ensure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 661-437-3499 and speak with one of our professionals. Or, if it's more convenient for you, schedule an appointment with us online.