Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

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 irregular 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 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 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 a safe bet to start air conditioner shopping now. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself enough time to view 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 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 few 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 may be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises near the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 in the home with allergies could notice more symptoms. A few other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it could be time to start researching 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 (616) 669-3961 and speak with one of our professionals.