Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather comes and we start getting calls about air conditioners that aren't producing cool air, a lot of them can be linked back to irregular air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not handled, your system could suddenly stop operating 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. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself a bit of time to look through 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 appropriately maintained. Envision 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 ends up with 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 a better option. Strange Noises Have you heard any strange dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises at the end of their lifespan. 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 very well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these signs sound like what you are experiencing with your air conditioner, it could be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or air conditioner service that makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 949-716-8379 and speak with one of our professionals. Or, if it's better for you, set up an appointment with us online.