When any big change in weather comes and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, a lot of them can be traced back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop running and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some 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 average life expectancy of air conditioners is between 12-17 years. If your air conditioner is 15 years or older it's smart 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 view and weigh all of your options.
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 appropriately maintained. Think of 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 two years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system could be a better option.
Have you heard any strange sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises around the end of their life. If your air conditioner is switching on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 efficiently. Your home could start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies may notice increased symptoms. Some other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it could 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 be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 301-960-3247 and speak with one of our professionals.