When any big change in weather strikes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not handled, your system could suddenly stop running 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 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 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. 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 incurs the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system might be a better option.
Have you heard any weird sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could notice more symptoms. A few other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it may 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 will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 713-364-9957 and speak with one of our professionals.