When any big change in weather comes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, most of them can be traced back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not addressed, your system may suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a few warning signs you can look out for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system quits working.
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 good idea to start air conditioner shopping now. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself a bit of time to research 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 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 two years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system encounters the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system may be a better option.
Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises around the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is turning 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 can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies might notice more symptoms. A few other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these red flags sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it could be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 812-200-5844 and speak with one of our professionals.