Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather hits and we start taking calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, most of them can be tracked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner issues are not taken care of, your system may suddenly stop working 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 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 smart to start air conditioner shopping now. Choosing a new air conditioner isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself enough time to research 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 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. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the prior two years - a new system could be more cost effective. Strange Noises Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Air conditioners start making weird noises near the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is switching 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 all that well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies could notice increased symptoms. A couple other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these signs sound like what you are undergoing with your air conditioner, it might 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 505-994-9176 and chat with one of our professionals. Or, if it's more convenient for you, arrange an appointment with us online.