Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather strikes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, the majority of them can be traced 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 breaks down. 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 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 an emergency. Give yourself enough time to research 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 appropriately maintained. Envision 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 incurs the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system could be more cost efficient. Strange Noises Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 very well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies may notice more symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these red flags sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it could 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 will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 727-398-5515 and speak with one of our professionals. Or, if it's better for you, schedule an appointment with us online.