DIY projects are a tempting way to save money and the hassle of dealing with contractors. Homeowners will quickly run to the home improvement store for a nice little weekend project. While there are a ton of great DIY project that you can do around your home to save cash, there are some things you probably shouldn't deal with. This is certainly the case with AC systems. These complicated and expensive systems should only be serviced by pros.
Of course, there might be a few DIY projects that you can walk yourself through with the help of some online tutorials, but you are taking quite a risk. There are quite a lot of things that can go wrong, and AC systems are intricately linked to furnaces and other components that you might not realize. This article looks at 3 reasons why you should leave AC repair to licensed and insured HVAC contractors.
You Don't Have the Tools
First of all, you probably don't even have the tools to do your own AC repair. Even when it comes to non-electrical components, most repairs require odd tools that you don't find in a normal toolbox. For example, even just trying to clean your ducts to improve airflow and air quality is nearly impossible if you don't have a telescoping pole, anti-mold cleaner, telescope lights, ladders and/or wireless cameras. Even a basic job like this requires tools that you probably don't have, and can't even borrow from a neighbor.
You Don't Have the Training
Even if you do feel ambitious about handling your own repair, you probably won't be able to find all the info you need to complete the job. That is, every HVAC system is unique to the house it is in. On top of that, there are a ton of different manufacturers and models, so it might be nearly impossible to find the right info for your specific problem and your specific model.
Your Don't Have the Insurance
Another reason you shouldn't mess with your AC unit is that you could be liable if you damage it. So, the manufacturer won't offer any refund if they see that you tinkered with it without having an HVAC license. Even if your unit was damaged, you could end up having to pay for the replacement out of your own pockets.
No matter how your look at it, it is just smarter to let licensed contractors work on your AC system.Share