Is it Time for Air Conditioner Service or Replacement?01/05/2016When any big change in weather hits and we start receiving calls about air conditioners that aren't creating cool air, a lot of them can be linked back to the lack of air conditioner service and maintenance. If air conditioner concerns are not handled, your system may suddenly stop running and leave you and your family out to dry. However, there are some 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 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 plenty of time to research 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 correctly maintained. Envision 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 encounters the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on air conditioner repair the previous two years - a new system may be a better option. Strange Noises Have you heard any strange sounds coming from your system? Air conditioners start making odd noises around the end of their lifecycle. If your air conditioner is turning on and off frequently or blowing cold air, it's time to think about 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 could start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies may notice increased symptoms. A few other indicators 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 might 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 will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 813-898-9553 and speak with one of our professionals. Or, if it makes more sense for you, set up an appointment with us online.