When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, most of them can be tracked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not handled, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple 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 typical 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 an emergency. Give yourself plenty of time to look through and weigh all of your possibilities.
Increased Gas or Electric Bills
Air conditioners lose efficiency as they get up there in years 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 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 incurs the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system could be more cost efficient.
Have you heard any odd sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises near the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 very well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could notice increased symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these red flags sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it might be time to start looking into a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 402-509-5940 and talk with one of our professionals.