Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?

When any big change in weather strikes and we start taking 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 concerns are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop working and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a few warning signs you can be on the lookout for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system quits working.

Air Conditioner Age

The typical 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 in an emergency. Give yourself enough 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. Imagine 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 two years of an air conditioner’s life are when your system incurs the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the last two years - a new system might be more cost efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Air conditioners start making strange noises around the end of their life. If your air conditioner is cycling 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 may start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies may notice more symptoms. A couple other signs 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 looking into 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 951-299-9853 and speak with one of our professionals. 

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