Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

January 05, 2016

When any big change in weather comes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop working 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 quits working.

Air Conditioner Age

The normal life expectancy of air conditioners is between 12-17 years. If your air conditioner is 15 years or older it's a good idea to start air conditioner shopping now. Buying 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 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 incurs the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system may be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 any family members with allergies may notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs sound like what you are feeling with your air conditioner, it might 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 507-218-0088 and speak with one of our professionals.