Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather comes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, a lot of them can be tracked back to a lack of regular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns 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 safe bet to start air conditioner shopping now. Buying a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself plenty of time to look through and weigh all of your possibilities. Increased Gas or Electric Bills Air conditioners lose efficiency as they get up there in years 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 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 might be more cost effective. Strange Noises Have you heard any weird noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises around the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing cool air, it's time to look at 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 anyone with allergies could notice more symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these signs sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it may be time to start researching 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 626-478-2922 and chat with one of our professionals. Or, if it's better for you, set up an appointment with us online.