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There are few feelings worse than the ones caused by a sudden monumental expense. For example, your car breaks down miles away from Baltimore, Maryland, someone in the family has a medical emergency, or part of your home floods. Aren’t you cringing just at the thought of so much money disappearing so suddenly?

Fortunately, we can soften the blow by planning, saving, and keeping an open eye out for issues that can potentially escalate. A new HVAC system, for example, is one sudden expenditure that you don’t want sneaking up on you. Prevent surprise HVAC replacement costs by keeping an eye out for these three HVAC issues.

Strange Sounds and Smells

Anything out of the ordinary is rarely a good sign. If you suddenly start hearing clanks, squeals, or bangs coming from your HVAC system, there could be a part that’s loose or broken. A strange smell, like a gaseous odor for example, could indicate a hazardous leak somewhere in your system.

Dropping Efficiency

Is your home suddenly less comfortable than it has been in the past? Is your system not holding the summer Baltimore heat away as well as it should be? When something goes wrong with your HVAC, it often causes strain on the whole system, which makes it more difficult to quickly and consistently cool down your home. If left unattended, issues cause reduced efficiency and can raise your utility costs and further damage your system.

High Humidity

If you’re a longtime resident of Baltimore, you’ve probably learned that one of the best ways to cut off high summer humidity is by keeping fresh airflow going and by installing a whole-home dehumidifier that maintains moisture in the air. If you’re suddenly noticing that the air inside your home doesn’t feel quite as dry as it should, then an issue with your HVAC system could be making it more difficult to maintain humidity.

If you’re experiencing any of these HVAC issues, or other issues that may not have been mentioned, don’t let the molehills become mountains. Bring your home back into order by calling Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391.

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