Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather comes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, the majority of them can be tracked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not addressed, 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 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 smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Buying a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself a bit of time to research 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 properly maintained. Think of the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that could be going towards purchasing 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. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system could be more cost efficient. Strange Noises Have you heard any odd sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises near the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing cool air, it's time to look at 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 can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies may notice increased symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these signs sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it might 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 makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 805-217-8662 and speak with one of our professionals. Or, if it makes more sense for you, set up an appointment with us online.