There may be times when your HVAC system has minor things go wrong that you are tempted to fix yourself. Or maybe you have a neighbor, friend, or family member who offers to help so you can skip out on calling in an expert repair technician and save some money.
But … is that really the best idea? Instead of attempting a DIY job, we encourage you to schedule professional HVAC repair in Duncanville, TX with our team. Keep reading to learn more about the dangers of DIY air conditioning work and why you really want a professional to handle any repairs that come up.
The Safety Risks of a DIY Repair
Attempting any repairs to your air conditioning system on your own is dangerous because you don’t have a strong understanding of how the air conditioner works. Our technicians have education and the proper certifications to back up their industry knowledge.
Sure, you can get online and do a quick internet search for the air conditioning problem that you suspect you have. However, one wrong move can make the problem much worse, not to mention possibly putting yourself and your family at risk.
The Legal Considerations
Also, it is actually illegal to work on certain components of an air conditioner if you do not have the proper certifications. We already mentioned above that our technicians have to go to school and pass tests to earn the proper certifications to work on air conditioners and other HVAC systems. They don’t just do that for fun. The industry is regulated to protect consumers from fraud.
When you hire someone to work on your air conditioning system, you want to know that they have the expertise to do so. If you complete work on your air conditioner without a licensed technician, you could end up paying for it later on. If you ever sell your home and an inspection returns evidence that your air conditioner was repaired or modified without the proper pemits, you may have to have the work done over again. Not only is this a hassle, but it’s also more expensive.
The Manufacturer’s Warranty
If you read the manufacturer’s warranty for your AC, you will probably find a clause that states any DIY repairs void your warranty. This is because you can easily mess something else up while you’re fixing a problem at hand. Even if you successfully fix one issue with your air conditioner, you may create a domino effect of other problems without even realizing it.
You may have another problem come up years down the road that is completely unrelated to your DIY fix. However, since you did not enlist the help of a licensed air conditioning technician at the time, your warranty is voided and now any future problems will not be covered. The money that you saved on one repair job could end up costing you more in the future.
Contact Republic Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. Revolutionizing the Customer Experience.