Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

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When any big change in weather hits and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, most of them can be traced back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not taken care of, your system may 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 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 a bit of time to view 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. 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 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 prior two years - a new system might be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching 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 all that well. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies could notice increased symptoms. A couple other red flags 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 be sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 941-306-4161 and speak with one of our professionals. 

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