Dangers Of Do-It-Yourself HVAC Repair Vs Professional
One of the many advantages of living in the internet age is that if you need to learn how to repair something, you can simply Google it! For almost any project you can think of, there is an online DIY fix and tutorial. While some DIY projects, such as repairing a squeaky front door, are relatively safe to do without the assistance of a professional, others are riskier. This is especially true for dangers of do-it-yourself HVAC repairs. There is a lot that can go wrong with HVAC repairs. You shouldn't try it on your own unless you're an HVAC professional with a thorough understanding of how your system works.
Why You Should Avoid Do-It-Yourself HVAC Repair
If you make a single mistake while performing HVAC repair, you could be cut, burned, broken, or electrocuted. Someone else on your property could be injured if your error causes a fire or a falling appliance. The cost of treating such an injury will far outweigh the savings from not contacting an HVAC professional.
Warranty Is Voided
Have you read the fine print on the warranties for your furnace and air conditioner? They will almost certainly include a provision stating that they are only valid for as long as the system is professionally repaired and maintained. Again, attempting to save a little money through DIY could end up costing you a lot of money.
To repair or replace a faulty component in an HVAC system, the unit may need to be dismantled. It can be difficult to dismantle an HVAC unit, but it is much easier than reassembling the system correctly.
If you make any mistakes during reassembly and then power on the system, it may not turn on or a number of things may go wrong quickly. HVAC professionals can put your system together correctly and in less time than you can because they have disassembled and reassembled so many systems.
Repairing things on your own can be dangerous and expensive. Don't take a chance on the risks of do-it-yourself projects. Get in touch with a reputable HVAC company, such as BEAM HVAC. We install and service air conditioners and heating systems. Please call us today at (412) 372-0686.