Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather hits and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, the majority of them can be linked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not taken care of, your system may suddenly stop running 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 quits working. 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 smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself enough time to look through and weigh all of your choices. Increased Gas or Electric Bills Air conditioners lose efficiency as they get older and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been properly maintained. Imagine 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 few 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 could be a better option. Strange Noises Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises around the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is switching 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 could start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies could notice increased symptoms. A couple other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these signs sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it may 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 makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 818-370-7266 and speak with one of our professionals. Or, if it's more convenient for you, schedule an appointment with us online.