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Air Conditioner Repair: Why DIY Is A Bad Idea
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Having air conditioner problems? Perhaps you have seen some YouTube videos walking you through various steps to repair AC issues. While air conditioner repairs may seem easy in the videos and you may think that do-it-yourself (DIY) approach will save you some bucks, the truth is that DIY AC repairs can lead to various consequences.

AC repairs should always be left to professional technicians who spend their lives mastering these systems. Here are five reasons why you should never attempt air conditioner repairs yourself.

1. Air Conditioners are Complex
There is a reason why HVAC technicians go through extensive training before they are ready to make repairs on an air conditioner system. Air conditioning systems are extremely complex and a simple video on the internet cannot help you understand the complexity of the system.

It is also important to note that AC systems greatly vary in design depending on the company, model and year. Only an expert HVAC technician knows how to fix different AC systems.

2. Specific Equipment and Tools
Advanced equipment and tools are required to make air conditioner repairs, which the homeowners usually do not possess. These tools are expensive and difficult to get from a normal hardware store.
To avoid the trouble of searching for such equipment and tools and spending big money on them, it is best to just remove the thought of DIY from your head and hire a professional technician to make the repairs.

3. Safety Concerns
Air conditioning unit relies on refrigerant and if you are not familiar with the work, you risk losing it into the atmosphere which can be harmful. Professional technicians know the risks and how to avoid them, and they have the proper certification to handle such issues. You should not take the risk of harming yourself or your family when you can just rely on a professional technician to do the AC repair job.

4. Insurance and Warranty
Another drawback of DIY approach for AC repairs is that in case damage occurs during the repairs, you’re on your own. Good air conditioner repair companies have insurance and warranties for the repair services they offer. In case any damage occurs to your air conditioning unit during the repair, the company insurance will cover it. You can rest assured that your AC unit is in safe hands.

5. Loss of Time and Money
Professional technicians who make air conditioner repairs have mastered every nook and cranny of these systems. They can make the repairs in no time at all as it is routine work for them. You may think that you’re saving yourself a few hundred dollars, but the work might take you several hours. Your time could be spent on something better.

What’s worse is that you might damage the AC system, in which case, you’ll have to call a professional technician to make the repairs and it may cost you more as the problem may have become even worse.

It is best to just avoid DIY AC repairs and contact professional technicians whenever you need to get your AC system fixed. To connect with the best in the industry, avail the services of Crane Heating and Air Conditioning.




 

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