Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather comes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, the majority of them can be tracked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues 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 be on the lookout 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 safe bet 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 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 appropriately maintained. Think of 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 couple years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system might be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any weird sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises around the end of their life. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 may start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice more symptoms. A few other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these indicators sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it might 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 610-257-7035 and talk with one of our professionals.