Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather strikes and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't generating cool air, the majority of them can be traced back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not addressed, your system may suddenly stop operating 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 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 smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself a bit 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. 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 couple years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system incurs the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system might be more cost efficient. Strange Noises Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises near the end of their lifecycle. 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 all that well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies might notice increased symptoms. A couple other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these red flags sound like what you are feeling 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 makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 772-571-1080 and talk with one of our professionals. Or, if it's better for you, set up an appointment with us online.