When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, most of them can be tracked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not handled, your system could suddenly stop working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple warning signs you can look out for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system breaks down.
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. Selecting 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 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 properly maintained. Envision 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 encounters the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system might be more cost efficient.
Have you heard any weird dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises at the end of their lifecycle. 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 efficiently. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies may notice increased 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 researching a new system. We will work with you to be sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 573-635-3547 and talk with one of our professionals.