DIY home repairs are a routine part of life for the average homeowner. Nobody wants to spend unnecessary money, but should your air conditioner be one of the items on your DIY checklist? Probably not… unless you’re a licensed HVAC contractor, it’s best to leave repairs to the professionals. Here’s why:
It Could Be Dangerous
Air conditioners run on electricity. Electrical currents can cause serious bodily harm, even death. Even if you think you’ve turned off the electricity at the breaker box, electrical currents could still be flowing and thus shock you when you begin to try to work on your unit.
You Could Cause More Damage
Have you ever tried to fix something only to do more damage? Now imagine that it’s your air conditioner. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s best not to tinker around or you could cause more damage. What could have been a simple fix could lead to a more serious, and much more expensive, problem. You may have watched YouTube videos on how to change a capacitor, but if it’s not performed correctly you may end up with more than a bad capacitor.
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Neglecting annual maintenance by a professional will lead to unnecessary wear and tear on your unit and a manufacturer will not warranty the equipment unless it has been kept in a good, working condition. Annual maintenance is what keeps your unit clean and functioning properly.
Extended warranties usually function the same as the manufacturer’s warranty. All repairs and maintenance should be done by your licensed HVAC professionals.
Then What Can I Do in Fort Mill, Indian Land, or Rock Hill?
Keep the unit clean and free of debris, such as bushes, tree limbs, and leaves. Dirty condenser coils may cause your unit to blow a fuse, cause a refrigerant leak, or might be the reason behind problems with your blower or fan. Maintenance plans will ensure your unit is clean, but you can do this yourself in between scheduled visits from an HVAC technician.