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4 Reasons You Should Never Attempt DIY HVAC Repair
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Friday, January 26, 2018

You may be a do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiast who can install a fan, repair a leaky pipe or change the car’s oil. But you should never attempt an HVAC repair as you’ll never be able to get the repairs done on your own.

The temptation of spending less money on making the repairs yourself can be strong. However, the potential loss can be costly as you can make the problem in your HVAC system even worse. Here are four reasons why you should never attempt a DIY HVAC repair.

1. Health Issues
Imagine you buy a chair from a box store and assemble it yourself. The worst that can happen from assembling it wrong is that your family member may fall down as a result of the chair collapsing. Your family member will only sustain minor injuries. However, consider your HVAC system that affects the air you and your family breathes. If the HVAC system is not repaired properly, it can lead to increased humidity, cause allergens and dust to enter the air due to filtering problems, as well as lead to build up of carbon monoxide.

Carbon monoxide is a harmful gas that may build up when HVAC system is not working properly. This gas can cause fatigue, headache, nausea and other health issues. You should not risk the health of your family by making DIY HVAC repairs as there is a high probability that you’ll not be able to repair the system correctly.

2. Warranty Issues
Attempting a DIY HVAC repair can void the warranty agreement of the manufacturer. Most warranties require a professional HVAC technician to provide regular maintenance to your system. If you fail to uphold the requirements of the deal, you’ll end up losing your warranty which would lead to costly repairs or replacement.

3. Safety Issue
There are many risks associated with repairs of HVAC systems: sharp edges, physical strain and electric shock. Professional HVAC technicians go through extensive training to handle all these risks. They also have insurance coverage which means that in case someone gets injured, you won’t be liable for it. On the contrary, if you get injured yourself while making DIY repairs on your HVAC system, you’ll be responsible for all the medical bills and all the savings you were hoping from DIY will go down the drain.

4. Unexpected Costs
In order to make effective repairs on an HVAC system, specific tools and equipment is required which most homeowners generally do not posses. Even if you do get the equipment from a hardware store, you won’t know how to operate it right to make the repairs which means that you’ll either make the problem in your HVAC system worse or damage the system beyond repairs. As a result you’ll lose extra dollars which could have been saved if you had just called a professional HVAC technician.

Now that you know that HVAC repair is not a DIY job, don’t hesitate to a call professional HVAC technician whenever there is a problem in your HVAC system. To hire a professional technician for HVAC repairs get in touch with Crane Heating and Air.




 

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