Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather strikes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, most of them can be linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not taken care of, 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 smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Buying 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 age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been correctly maintained. Imagine 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 few years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system incurs 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 could be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises near the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is cycling 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 efficiently. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies may notice more symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these red flags sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it could be time to start researching a new system. We will work with you to be sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 605-206-2564 and talk with one of our professionals.