There’s no doubt about it; a new AC for your home or office is expensive. And although you want your system to serve you for the longest time possible, AC repairs are unavoidable. As your system works to make your home comfortable, it experiences wear and tear. With regular maintenance, you’ll be able to reduce the intensity of wear and tear, but at some point, your system will demand some repairs. While DIY repairs present you with an opportunity to upgrade your home with minimal costs, repairing your own AC is strongly discouraged, and here’s why.
You Lack the Necessary Tools
Fixing an HVAC unit requires specific tools that aren’t available in the majority of households. Since it’s their job, professionals will have these tools on hand to handle your system. Moreover, they know which tools are necessary for repairing a specific component of your AC.
Even if you manage to acquire the required tools, you’ll have a hard time figuring out which one to use when repairing the faulty component. Moreover, since you’ll be purchasing just a few tools, they’ll cost you a substantial amount. AC companies such as Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating buy these tools in large quantities from the manufacturer; hence they’re able to obtain them at discounted prices.
You Lack the Required Knowledge
An AC is a complex system with many components. As such, you need to understand its inner workings before performing any repairs. Although you might have watched a few videos on the internet, that’s not enough to guarantee that your diagnosis of the problem will be correct.
An AC professional has been handing similar systems in Hanover and surrounding areas for many years. As such, they can easily diagnose a problem with your AC and give you advice on the best solution. At times, replacing a particular part of your system will be the most cost-effective solution, while other times, simple repairs will do the trick. Additionally, most AC companies offer regular training to their employees to ensure that they’re up to date with the most current technology. Therefore, there’s no system too new that the technician won’t be able to repair.
You’ll Void Your Warranty
Many AC manufacturers understand the financial sacrifices that you have to make to have the system installed in your home. Therefore, they offer a warranty that you can use to cover some repairs and replacements for your system. However, this is only applicable when an expert handles your systems repairs, replacements, and maintenance. When you choose to handle your AC repairs, you risk voiding this warranty. In the long run, you will end up paying for repairs and replacements from your pocket, which can be pretty pricey.
Avoid Any Additional Damage
Improper diagnosis of your system’s issues might cause you to repair the wrong part. In some cases, you might even cause more damage to your system. In the end, a minor problem that might have been solved by simple repairs might translate to a bigger problem demanding a replacement. In the worst-case scenario, you might end up replacing the entire system. To prevent the expensive repair costs associated with DIY AC repairs, it’s recommended that an AC professional handles all your repairs. They’ll repair any component in your AC without the risk of more damage to your system as well as your property.
It’ll Take Longer
Even if you manage to repair your system, which only happens in rare cases, you’ll take you longer than it would take an expert. Without enough experience, it’ll take you longer to diagnose the problem, and because you’re probably using internet videos to decide the right tool to use and how to do the repairs, you’ll have to keep stopping the videos to find the tools and parts that they’re talking about. In the end, you might give up after hours of trying to diagnose the issue and decide to call the technician anyway. This results in hours of an uncomfortable, swelting house, which can be dangerous for elderly loved ones or family members with asthma.
Minimize Safety Risks
Your system is composed of chemical refrigerants and electrical wiring, which need to be handled with care. Doing your repairs puts you at risk of being electrocuted. In the worst-case scenario, you might end up causing a fire on your property. In the end, you risk burning down your property and causing injuries to your loved ones. In some cases, this might be fatal. Even when you don’t cause a fire outbreak, you expose yourself and your loved ones to refrigerant leaks. In the end, you might end up using more money to cover your medical bills or that of your loved ones.
An AC technician is able to handle all your repairs without exposing you and your family to any life-threatening problem. And since they’re insured, you won’t need to worry about any medical bills in the rare instance that they get injured on the job or accidentally break something in your home.
Extend the Lifespan of Your System
Although maintenance plays a crucial role in prolonging your AC’s life expectancy, expert repairs are just as important. During repairs, the expert is able to diagnose any other issues with your system and repair them before they become more extensive. Additionally, they will educate you on what might be causing your system to work harder than it should and the precautions you might take to protect your system. Yes, repairs on your AC are a normal occurrence. However, there’re things you can do to minimize their occurrence. In the event that your system is old, the expert will advise you on whether a new system is the most cost-effective solution.
At Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating, we understand how important your home comfort and loved one’s health are to you. Additionally, we recognize the important investment that you’re making in having an HVAC system installed in your home or office. As such, we want to help you protect your AC and use it for the longest time possible. Our team of experts are well equipped and trained to handle all your AC repairs and replacements in the shortest time possible. Since we are a locally owned and operated company, our prices are affordable.
Since we understand that your business is a busy area, we promise to deliver prompt service with little to no interruption. We also offer heat pump, furnace, air purifier, and whole-house humidifier repair, replacement, maintenance, and installation. The products that we offer are from reputable brands such as Lennox, Trane, Goodman, and Daikin. And since we are a primary lender, qualified borrowers can acquire installment loan solutions. That way, you won’t have to worry about breaking your budget when unpredicted cooling and heating needs occur. Are you in need of any of the above services in Hanover and surrounding areas? Contact Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating today for quality, affordable and reliable services.