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A faulty HVAC system can hit your bank account hard and disrupt your in-home comfort in Sarasota, Florida. Knowing when to recognize these three signs of system failure can help you save money and enjoy your home more thoroughly.

1. Age: Older Homes and Older Systems Sometimes Signal HVAC Failure

If your HVAC system is more than a decade old, consider replacing that system with a newer, more energy-efficient model. Modern technology has produced far superior HVAC systems in terms of size and power usage, which means long-term savings for homeowners.

You might also want to replace your HVAC system if you’ve bought an older home and you don’t know how well the previous owners took care of that system. When homeowners fail to properly maintain their HVAC systems, they’ll experience poor indoor air quality, insufficient air flow, and other issues.

2. Comfort: You’ve Noticed Irregular Hot or Cool Spots in the Home

Maybe one room in your house always feels warmer or cooler than the others. Perhaps you walk down a hall and feel a disconcerting draft. In either case, irregular hot and cool spots often suggest that an HVAC system requires attention and perhaps replacement. Ask a professional to test the unit, then, based on those tests, think about whether you need to update your system.

3. Add-Ons: You Might Need a More Powerful Unit After an Addition

Whether you’re building a mother-in-law suite or adding an extra bedroom to your second story, additions increase the amount of square footage that your HVAC unit must cover. In the case of additions, you’ll probably need a unit with a larger load capacity. Larger HVAC units don’t have to work as hard to operate in your home when compared to smaller unit sizes. Similarly, if you change your house’s layout, be sure to get your HVAC system inspected and a new load calculation performed by a professional.

If your DIY efforts, such as changing air filters, don’t improve your HVAC system’s performance, schedule an Aqua Plumbing & Air professional to take a look. Call (941) 306-3715 or visit to schedule an air conditioning and HVAC maintenance appointment.

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