Is there anything worse than a broken A/C unit on a hot summer day? It can be extremely uncomfortable and even dangerous to your health to go without cool air in your home when outdoor temperatures are high. With many years of experience and training, S&L Prime’s HVAC repair contractors are here to ensure you stay safe and cool throughout the warmest times of the year whether you live in Towson, Catonsville, Perry Hall, White Marsh, Bel Air, or a surrounding area in Maryland.
Problem with Your A/C? We Can Solve it.
Our HVAC repair contractors use state-of-the-art diagnostics and are equipped with the tools needed to get your broken air conditioning system back up and running in no time. We are professionally licensed and can service almost any brand of A/C unit, including Trane, Goodman, Carrier, Rheem, Ruud, and Mitsubishi.
Experience a Team of Experts
There are plenty of reasons your air conditioning system can malfunction. Parts break down with age, units can struggle to keep up when outdoor temperatures are extreme, and poor installation of the unit can lead to a handful of problems and part failures down the road. Whatever the reason, we’ve got the fix! Some of the most common A/C issues our customers face are:
- Unit won’t turn on
- Indoor temperature doesn’t match what the thermostat is set to
- Loud noises are coming from indoor or outdoor HVAC units
- Thermostat won’t turn on
- Unit is constantly running
S&L Prime has the technical knowledge and reliable equipment to fix almost any problem your air conditioning system might face, so call us today and get back to enjoying a cool, comfortable home!
HVAC Repair Services
HVAC repair is a specialized service that focuses on maintaining, diagnosing, and fixing issues with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. These systems play a vital role in creating a comfortable and healthy indoor environment. Our team of HVAC repair contractors possesses in-depth knowledge of various HVAC components, including furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, and ventilation systems. When faced with a malfunctioning or inefficient HVAC system, hiring a professional repair service is essential to ensure proper diagnosis and effective solutions. HVAC repair technicians are equipped with the necessary tools and expertise to identify and resolve a wide range of problems, such as mechanical failures, refrigerant leaks, electrical issues, and airflow problems.
Maintenance for HVAC Systems
Regular HVAC maintenance and timely repairs not only enhance the system’s performance but also contribute to energy efficiency, lower utility bills, and a longer lifespan for the equipment. By entrusting HVAC maintenance to qualified professionals, homeowners and businesses can enjoy optimal comfort and a healthy indoor environment year-round.
Air Conditioner Charging Services
Charging an air conditioner refers to the process of adding or replenishing refrigerant to the AC system. Refrigerant is the crucial substance responsible for absorbing and releasing heat, enabling the cooling process. Over time, A/C systems can develop leaks or experience refrigerant loss, leading to reduced cooling efficiency. When an air conditioner is not cooling effectively, or there are signs of low refrigerant levels, a professional HVAC repair contractor performs a thorough inspection to identify any leaks and assess the refrigerant level. If a leak is detected, it is essential to fix it before adding new refrigerant.
Commercial Air Conditioner Repair
Commercial air conditioners are quite different from their domestic counterparts These larger-scale air conditioning systems are more complex and often handle higher cooling loads compared to residential units. At S&L Prime, our commercial AC repair technicians are highly skilled and experienced in dealing with the intricacies of these systems, including rooftop units, chiller systems, and ductwork. When faced with issues such as uneven cooling, airflow problems, or compressor failures, our HVAC repair contractors will conduct thorough inspections and diagnostics to identify the root cause.
Repairing vs. Replacing Your Air Conditioner
Deciding whether to repair or replace an air conditioner depends on several factors that homeowners should consider. If the AC system is relatively new and the repair cost is moderate, opting for repair may be the most cost-effective choice. Additionally, if the issue is minor and doesn’t affect the overall efficiency or performance of the system, a repair may be sufficient. However, if the air conditioner is nearing the end of its expected lifespan and is experiencing frequent breakdowns or significant issues, it may be more practical to invest in a replacement.
Frequently Asked A/C Repair Questions
When you’ve been in the business as long as we have, you get more than your fair share of questions. We wanted to go over some of the more frequently asked questions we her from our customers:
Why is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling Properly?
There could be various reasons for this, including a clogged air filter, low refrigerant levels, a malfunctioning compressor, or issues with the fan. It’s best to have a professional technician diagnose the problem for an accurate solution.
How Often Should I Schedule Maintenance for My Air Conditioner?
Regular maintenance is crucial to keep your AC running smoothly. It’s recommended to schedule maintenance with an HVAC repair contractor at least once a year, ideally before the cooling season begins.
What are the Common Signs that My A/C Unit Needs Serviced?
Common signs include insufficient cooling, strange noises, unusual odors, frequent on-off cycling, water leaks, and an increase in energy bills. If you notice any of these, it’s time to get your AC checked by a professional HVAC repair contractor.
Why is My Air Conditioner Making Unusual Noises?
Unusual noises could be due to loose components, a worn-out fan belt, a faulty motor, or debris trapped in the system. A technician can identify the source of the noise and provide necessary repairs.
What Could Be Causing My A/C System to Leak?
Water leaks are often caused by a clogged condensate drain line, a malfunctioning condensate pump, or frozen evaporator coils. A technician can determine the exact cause and fix the issue.
My Air Conditioner is Constantly Turning Off and On. What’s the Problem?
This problem, known as short cycling, can be caused by a range of issues, including an oversized AC unit, clogged air filters, or low refrigerant levels. A professional can diagnose and resolve the problem to prevent further damage.
Is it Normal for My A/C to Emit a Strange Odor While Running?
No, unusual odors from your AC could indicate mold or mildew growth, burnt wires, or a faulty component. It’s best to have it checked promptly by an experienced HVAC repair contractor to avoid potential health hazards.
My Energy Bills Have Skyrocketed Recently. Could My A/C Be to Blame?
Yes, an inefficient or malfunctioning AC system can lead to higher energy bills. Have a technician inspect your system to ensure it’s running efficiently.
How Can I Troubleshoot My A/C Before Calling a Professional?
Simple troubleshooting steps include checking the thermostat settings, ensuring the circuit breaker isn’t tripped, and examining the air filter for dirt and clogs. However, more complex issues should be left to a professional HVAC repair contractor.
My A/C is Blowing Warm Air. What Could Be Causing This?
Several reasons could cause your AC to blow warm air, including low refrigerant levels, a malfunctioning compressor, a faulty thermostat, or a dirty condenser coil. A professional HVAC repair contractor can diagnose the issue and perform the necessary repairs to restore cooling functionality.