When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, a lot of them can be linked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems 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 a safe bet to start air conditioner shopping now. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself plenty of time to look through and weigh all of your options.
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 correctly maintained. Envision 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 encounters the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system may be more cost effective.
Have you heard any odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises at the end of their lifecycle. 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 can start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies might notice more symptoms. A couple other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it may be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to be 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 541-286-6617 and chat with one of our professionals.