The Truth about DIY HVAC Maintenance

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DIY hacks are all the rage, especially for homeowners. With the abundance of information on the internet, anyone can make themselves feel like an expert. However, maintaining or fixing certain items in your home is a lot more complicated than these DIY articles indicate.

When it comes to HVAC systems, most maintenance and repairs require a professional eye. HVAC technicians go through extensive training to become certified and participate in on-going training throughout the rest of their careers. They are also required to keep up with current technology. If that is not reason enough for you to avoid testing the DIY HVAC waters yourself, read on.

Reason 1: You need the right tools. Both HVAC diagnosis and repair require specific types of tools and gauges that most people don’t own. Many of these tools are very expensive, so purchasing them would end up costing more than hiring an experienced HVAC professional.

Reason 2: HVAC systems are complex. HVAC systems are more complicated than they seem. DIY articles and videos are informative, but keep in mind every system is not the same. HVAC systems are comprised of multiple multifaceted components and parts that are not always located in one spot. Depending on the brand, make, and model of your system each part can not only look different but also be located in a different place within the unit.

Reason 3: Dangerously high voltage. Trying to save a few bucks by not calling an HVAC professional isn’t worth the risk of being electrocuted.

Reason 4: DIY disasters.  What if a repair does not go as planned? An inexpensive repair can end up costing you more money in the long run. A small mistake such as installing the incorrect part could trigger the unit’s compressor to fail, which is very expensive to replace.

Bottom line if your system needs a repair or even a tune-up, that’s what we are here for! Contact us today for assistance with your HVAC system.