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How Do You Know if Your HVAC Needs Replacement?

Picture this: it’s a hot summer day. You and your family went out to play in the sun, and are ready to head back into your nice, cool house. When you get home, you are disappointed to realize that your air conditioner isn’t working! The house is extremely hot and nearly unbearable. Upon inspection, it appears that your HVAC is beyond repair. Why did it break, and how could you prevent this sudden inconvenience in the future?

What are the signs of an underperforming HVAC?

There are many potential signs that your HVAC system is old and needs to be replaced. One of the biggest tells is the level of noise it makes. Properly working systems make a small amount of noise. The noisier it gets, the harder it is working to do its job. These loud noises may be a sign that your HVAC is on its last days. Call Standing Lites immediately to have a technician assess your system and make recommendations for the next steps.

Another sign of a malfunctioning HVAC system is increased energy costs. The more work the machine has to do, the more energy it uses. If you notice that your bills are suddenly higher than usual, you may want to see if your HVAC is working properly. Standing Lites can fix your system, and also let you know how much time it has left or how often you should have a technician come to perform maintenance. 

What if the problem isn’t the HVAC?

In some cases, your HVAC is working properly, but there is another area that needs maintenance or repair. For instance, an HVAC cannot work properly without functioning ducts. Ducts are the airways that carry air from the HVAC to your home. If they are not properly sealed, they can incur leakage and add to your energy bill. Standing Lites can make sure there are no leaks in your ducts and keep your energy costs low!

Another possible issue could be the duct plan and design. If your ducts are not long or big enough for your house, the HVAC may be working extra hard to accommodate for the extra length. Standing Lites can examine and fix any of these issues.

Man replacing an air fliter attached to HVAC ductwork.


Standing Lites knows all things HVAC and can help you install the best possible system for your building or fix an ineffective system. See all of our HVAC services here, or give us a call with any HVAC questions or concerns!

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