Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When 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 tracked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner problems are not addressed, your system may suddenly stop running and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are a couple warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for air conditioner service or replacement before your system stops running. 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 a safe bet to start air conditioner shopping now. Selecting a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself a bit of time to view and weigh all of your choices. 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. Think of the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that you could spend 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. Take a moment to add 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 dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises around the end of their lifespan. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 very well. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies could notice more symptoms. Some other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these red flags sound like what you are undergoing 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 772-335-3232 and talk with one of our professionals. Or, if it makes more sense for you, schedule an appointment with us online.