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Last month we were hopeful. We discussed how the average lifespan of a standard air-conditioning system in Florida is a bit lower than those in other states because of our climate and heavy A/C usage. But, we noted, by taking the right steps – including regular maintenance – you can prolong the life of your air conditioner and get more years of its cooling capabilities.

This month we are realistic.

SweatWhen we invest in something as significant as a car or an air conditioner, we hope it will be everlasting. Unfortunately, like your car, air conditioning systems are simply not built to last forever – even with regular maintenance and top-notch care. So, just like when your car lets you know its driving days are numbered, your A/C will give you some signs that it has reached its life expectancy and it is time to start shopping for a new one. The longer you wait, the worst it will get. You don’t want to have to endure a summer of sweating and sweltering inside your comfort zone because your air conditioner isn’t doing its job.

Here are 5 warning signs indicating your A/C is losing its cool:

  1. Wallet Woes – Raising Energy Bills
    Maintaining low energy is important to anyone with a budget to maintain. If you notice increasing energy bill costs, it could be due to parts in your A/C wearing down and affecting its efficiency. As a unit ages, the harder it works to cool the home, increasing A/C costs along the way.
  2. Make Some Noise! – Strange Noises
    Summertime in Florida is always accompanied by the familiar hum of air conditioners doing their thing. If you start hearing unidentified noises coming from the A/C unit that you have never heard before, it could be a sign that a problem exists and needs to be found. From loose components to compressor failure, there are many A/C issues that can result in noises of various sorts.
  3. Run, Forrest, Run! – Runs Continuously
    If your A/C runs continuously and you’re just feeling warmish air from the vents, it’s probably time to replace the system. You can call a professional to check the refrigerant charge, clean coils and perform a few other repairs, but it also may be the system is just wearing out. If the problem is not addressed, you’ll probably be facing the death of your A/C system soon enough.
  4. The Fix Is In – Constantly Needs Repairs
    This one is pretty obvious, but if you find yourself constantly calling us or any other air-conditioning company to make repairs on your AC system, you know it’s on life support. So, when it comes to repair or replace, consider what it costs you to have your air conditioner constantly repaired versus just replacing it altogether.
  5. Not Like A Fine Wine – Age
    As we mentioned above, your A/C is not going to live forever. If your unit is more than 10-15 years old, it may be worn out and ready for replacement. Although we know you want it to last as long as possible, you should be aware that modern air conditioners are much more efficient than those manufactured 10-15 years ago, and when you replace your old model, you’ll reap the benefits from lower utility bills.

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The Badger Bottom Line

Just like your car, your A/C will give you signs letting you know it’s time for a newer model. Don’t suffer through the sweltering summer. Identifying end-of-life problems with your air-conditioning unit before it stops working saves time, hassle and headache – and will help save money on endless repairs. Badger Bob’s not only provides excellent installation service, great specials on new units, and top-quality products to satisfy any demand, we ensure a smooth and rewarding start-to-finish project to keep you cool for years to come. And our new A/C systems come with a 10-year warranty on parts and labor.

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What our clients are saying

David H.

Rob is a great technician and a wonderful ambassador for Badger Bob’s. He is fast, efficient, exceptional in his diagnosing and he’s a fine individual. We had a situation where he could have easily “boosted” the bill and we would never have known but his ethics and honesty kept him from it. I am now a loyal fan and would not consider any other appliance company.

Heather B.

Badger Bob’s has been wonderful and so speedy getting our issues scheduled and fixed. We manage 150 properties in Sarasota and have been so pleased. Some companies don’t respond quickly and in this industry time is so sensitive to our tenants!

Lyssa M.

I recommend this company highly. Exceptional communication. Very professional, with a personal touch. Work was done fast, I was notified continuously, I couldn’t have asked for better treatment!

Michael K.

Dylan at Badger Bob’s was just terrific. He arrived on time. He exuded a very professional can do attitude. He quickly diagnosed our issues and ordered the appropriate parts all in about 20 minutes.

Eric C.

Paul is the real deal – says what he means and means what he says – “old school” in the best sense of the term. Paul and everyone at Badger Bob’s go out of their way to make sure that you will be satisfied with your purchase. Thanks again guys for the excellent service.

Elizabeth S.

There is no better repair shop in town than Badger Bobs. For ten years they’ve taken care of our AC and Appliances, along with those of friends and clients. Always friendly, on time, well priced and efficient. They really treat you like family and are a wonderful member of the community so you’ll see them around town and they always have a smile on their face and are ready to greet you with a big hello!

Caren L.

Great service and really liked the email with the service persons picture and recent background check. Doesn’t get much better than that. He was very nice knowledgeable and on point. Well done all the way around!

Laura T.

Great business and professionalism. Called prior to arrival which helped die to my work schedule. After having my AC shutoff for 2 days and another company didn’t do anything for me other than tell me i needed new coils. Badger Bobs came in re-gassed my AC (with coolant) and then came back to check for leaks and none were found. Thank goodness for going to a second company!!

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