5 Reasons to avoid DIY AC Repairs
Our latest blog, 5 Reasons to avoid DIY AC repairs, helps you understand how you can save time and money by hiring an AC expert.
With the onset of today’s DIY (Do It Yourself) culture and the seemingly endless number of instructional videos online, it’s tempting for homeowners to try a hand at fixing their AC unit before calling the professionals. Unfortunately, this can quickly lead to costly damages and dangerous situations.
AC repairs require expert knowledge, and experimenting can end up costing you more than the service call you were trying to avoid. Therefore, before you dive in on your own, take a look at these 5 reasons to avoid DIY AC repairs.
1. You may void the warranty.
Some units have a warranty that becomes void if it is not serviced by a certified technician. In addition, repairing something you are not familiar with can lead to mistakes. One wrong move can easily cause damage and your warranty to be void.
2. Danger could be lurking.
What you don’t know can hurt you. HVAC units are highly technical and use large amounts of voltage electricity. Like all things electrical, there is risk of shock if you are unsure how to complete the task. Most ACs run 220-240 volts of current. That level of electricity is very dangerous and can be fatal. To maintain the safety and well-being of your family, leave the service to the experts with years of training.
3. An AC is a complex machine.
Diagnostics is key to finding out the root issue. Unless you have professional air conditioning training, it is difficult to know exactly what is causing the malfunction. A quick internet search for a short-cycling air conditioner results in several issues: a clogged filter, bad thermostat, failing capacitors, a strain on the motor, or refrigerant leak. It takes an expert to properly diagnose the issue.
4. You have other things to focus on (and so does your wallet).
Do you really want to spend your time and money fixing an AC unit on a hot day in Florida? Shopping for parts for an AC – especially if it is older – can be challenging, and costly when you buy them yourself. Plus, you need to be sure the part you buy will fit your AC unit. A professional technician will have all the necessary parts on hand to fix your unit. Above all, Sunset Air and Home Services knows how to get the work done quickly without sacrificing quality.
When you choose to invest in a maintenance plan, you will experience peace of mind that your AC unit will be operating efficiently.
5. Certification is required.
In addition to being potentially harmful, handling specific chemicals and refrigerant requires certification. In fact, The Clean Air Act very clearly outlines handling and maintenance instructions for these chemicals. Also, the U.S. EPA requires that everyone handling refrigerant be certified. Are you prepared to follow federal regulations?
Contact Sunset Air and Home Services.
Calling an expert technician ensures confidence and peace of mind. Furthermore, our technicians follow the latest news and technology advances in the industry. If there is a recall or an issue, we will know about it. And at any time, if the problem persists, you can call us back for another look at no charge.
You can count on us to give you an accurate estimate before we start any work. When you call, you will speak to a live customer service rep, who will listen to your situation and schedule one of our expert techs to take care of your needs. Most importantly, your comfort is our priority. Therefore, don’t go it alone. Gain peace of mind that your AC repair is done right. Contact us today, 239.693.9005.