We have warned homeowners against DIY services before. Even the handiest of homeowners do not possess the skill and expertise necessary for servicing their heating and air conditioning systems on their own. Unless, of course, they happen to be professional HVAC technicians themselves! If this were the case, though, you probably would not be reading this right now. No, when it comes to HVAC in Columbia, MD, you need pros like ours on the job.
But just what types of jobs are we talking about here? It’s not as if you need a professional to come and change your air filter for you, right? Or to remove debris from the top of your AC unit before firing it up for the season. That is why we’re going to cover those services that do require professional HVAC contractors today. Here’s a preview—it’s pretty much the rest of them! So if you find yourself in any of these situations, reach for the phone and not your toolbox.
You Need a New System Installed
Okay, even the most ardent DIY enthusiast is probably going to admit that he or she has no business trying to install his or her own HVAC system. You’d be surprised what people are capable of convincing themselves of, though, when they first convince themselves that there’s some money to be saved or time to be spared. This is especially true when replacing a system, as the homeowner may figure that much of the infrastructure required will remain.
Having a template to work off of is of little use if you don’t know how to do that work properly, though. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about your very first installation or your 5th system replacement. An HVAC installation is always a job for professional contractors.
You Notice That Your System Is Not Functioning Properly
This is a big one, and for a couple of reasons. First of all, a lot of homeowners fail to realize that something is wrong with their heaters or air conditioners to begin with. Then there is the fact that, when faced with such problems, homeowners are often inclined to try and convince themselves that the problem is not that serious. We’re here to tell you that no problem with your heater or AC is “minor” enough to ignore, though.
Just because your system is starting up and running does not mean that it is running right. If your heater or AC is costing too much to run, if it is short cycling, or even if it’s just making a strange sound, let us know. The longer that you ignore any such problems, the more serious they’re likely to become.
You Are Ready for Maintenance
Maintenance is the key to keeping your HVAC system working as effectively and reliably as possible—but only when it is handled professionally. Yes, you can change your filter and keep outdoor units clean. In fact, you should be doing that. However, that is simply not enough. You also need a thorough tune-up each and every year, and that is something that only skilled professionals can handle for you.