Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather hits and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, the majority of them can be traced back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not handled, your system could suddenly stop working 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 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 safe bet to start air conditioner shopping now. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself enough time to view and weigh all of your possibilities. 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 spent 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. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last 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 weird noises around the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cold air, it's time to consider 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 with allergies may notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these signs 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 949-525-9119 and speak with one of our professionals. Or, if it's better for you, set up an appointment with us online.