If you’re one of the many homeowners today who likes tackling do-it-yourself projects, you may be tempted to try repairing your home’s HVAC equipment when a problem crops up. Since your heating and cooling equipment and all the related components are part of one the most essential and expensive systems in your home, it’s wiser to leave such repairs to an experienced professional.
Here are some other compelling reasons to avoid DIY HVAC repairs:
It Takes Training and Expertise
Your HVAC system is complex with many sensitive components, and it takes years of training as well as hands-on experience to learn the skills needed to diagnose and repair it properly. You might spend hours online watching how-to videos and reading about HVAC repair, but you can still easily make a mistake that adversely affects the system’s performance, efficiency and/or reliability.
It Can Jeopardize Your Safety
In addition to your HVAC system’s numerous complicated components, it also uses electricity, gas and pressurized refrigerant. Without proper training and skill, you’re jeopardizing your family’s safety because working with these three has serious risks like explosions or fires, shocks or electrocution, and refrigerant or gas leaks.
It Can Ruin Your Manufacturer’s Warranty
If your HVAC system is fairly new and still under warranty, you can unintentionally void your coverage if you attempt your own equipment repairs. In order to honor a claim for a factory defect in their equipment, HVAC manufacturers typically require that preventive maintenance and repairs are handled by a certified contractor.
It Will Waste Your Money and Time
You might think that tackling HVAC repairs on your own can save you time and money, but in reality, DIY repairs can cost you a lot of both. You’ll likely devote many hours to troubleshooting the problem, then have to buy parts and specialized tools and spend more time trying to complete the repair. Plus, you can end up paying a much bigger professional repair bill if you accidentally damage the system.
Instead of trying DIY HVAC repairs in your Monmouth County home, contact us today at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors for expert service.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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