Are you having problems with your HVAC system? Get it repaired by a professional only!
You have always been good with your hands. You have no problem doing minor repairs on your vehicle or handling small repairs that need to be done around the home. Now, you realize that your HVAC system is on the fritz and you are thinking about repairing it yourself. You are a handy person. What could go wrong? The answer is quite a bit.
Repairing forced air heating systems, air conditioning systems, and other climate control systems related to HVAC are a lot more complicated than you may think. If you go about it on your own, there are a few problems you might cause.
Shorten the Life of Your HVAC System
When you look on YouTube and you see a professional giving a tutorial on how to repair an HVAC system, it seems easy. The reason why the work seems easy for the individual in the tutorial is because of the years of experience they have behind them. Most tutorials don’t show you the trials and errors the presenter went through as they worked on their HVAC system.
Since you do not have the same level of experience as a professional, patching up a seemingly small problem with your air system might mean overlooking a warning of a more serious issue. As a result, you may damage your HVAC system or shorten its serviceable life. Professional HVAC technicians know exactly what they’re looking for. They know what steps are needed in order to make an HVAC system work as long as possible.
It Will Be More Expensive in the Long Run
Doing repairs on your vehicle and other minor repairs around the home require you to use common hand tools that you probably have lying around. You probably have a hammer, a wrench, and some sockets. To properly diagnose and repair your HVAC system, you’re going to need specialized tools that are expensive. It can be counterproductive to purchase tools that you may only use once or twice. How much better it would be to allow a professional to do the work. This way, you know the work is done correctly.
You May Compromise Your Warranty
HVAC systems come with a manufacturer’s warranty or a warranty on the work that was done. The purpose of these warranties is to protect the customer in case there is a malfunction or a defect. Most of these warranties stipulate that they are only valid if repair work is performed by professionals. Working on a system yourself is a sure fire way to void the warranty. This means that if your HVAC system experiences future malfunctions, even if the malfunctions were not caused by you, you will not have the manufacturer’s warranty and will end up paying for these repairs out of your pocket.
You Could Injure Yourself
One of the primary reasons why you should not work on your own HVAC system is the safety factor. Professionals have the gear and the experience needed to protect themselves from an accident.
Simply making a small mistake could lead to you electrocuting yourself. Even if you’re able to do the repair without hurting yourself, you may damage your home or create circumstances that will lead to a fire or long-term damage to your electrical system.
Having a professional do the work for you guarantees that the work is done right. In the long haul, it will save you money, protect your warranty, and prevent you from hurting yourself or damaging your home.