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 tracked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not handled, your system may suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple warning signs you can be on the lookout for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system stops running.
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 safe bet 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 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 correctly maintained. Imagine 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 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 could be more cost effective.
Have you heard any odd noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises at the end of their life. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 all that well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies could notice more symptoms. A couple 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 could be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 541-238-2797 and chat with one of our professionals.