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When Should You Contact Your Local HVAC Company

Even the most experienced do-it-yourselfers run into problems in their home that they are not well equipped to fix. When it comes to your HVAC system, it’s always best to leave it to professionals. HVAC systems are complex, and the average homeowner does not possess the knowledge or tools to repair them on their own. So, if you’re experiencing any of these signs, it’s time to contact your local HVAC company: 

House is Uncomfortable Hot or Cold

If your home remains uncomfortably hot or cold after you’ve adjusted your thermostat, it may be time to contact an HVAC company. Unless you have a smart thermostat, all of the rooms in your house should be at the same temperature. If this is not the case, it can be a sign that there’s something wrong with your heating and cooling unit. 

Strange Smells 

You may have air blowing, but there’s a funny smell that accompanies it. If you experience a metallic, sharp, and slightly burnt smell coming from your vents, there may be something wrong with your HVAC system. This type of smell should be taken seriously. Turn off your unit and have an HVAC professional take a look at it immediately. 

Weak Airflow 

Weak airflow can be an indicator of something wrong with your HVAC system. It can be something as simple as clogged air filters to something more complex like a dead motor. Homeowners who are familiar with their heating and cooling unit can do some investigating to see if there is an obvious fix. If it’s not an easy fix, call the professionals immediately. 

Odd Noises

Buzzing, banging, clanking, and high-pitched noises should never come from your HVAC unit. Any of these strange noises could mean loose connectors in the system or foreign objects interfering with the fan. Either way, your HVAC system can become more damaged the longer you wait to address the strange noises. 

Unusually High Energy Bill 

Homeowners are bound to notice any unusual changes to their energy bills. A spike in your bill can be a sign that your unit is eating up more energy than it should be. That could be that it’s time to upgrade it to one that is energy-efficient or have your current one repaired.

Contact Your Local HVAC Company Today

S&L Prime is a local HVAC company in Eldersburg, MD. As a family-owned and operated company, we’ve been helping homeowners throughout Maryland with their HVAC systems for over 30 years. If you have a problem with yours, contact us to schedule an appointment.