Being self-reliant while working on cars or fixing things around the house isn’t the same as making repairs to an HVAC system. You may think these DIY repairs look easy when searching videos online, but many things can go wrong in real life. Although the tutorials, troubleshooting, and evaluations you see online may be interesting, here’s why it’s not wise to attempt DIY HVAC repairs in your Harrodsburg, KY home.
HVAC Is Highly Specialized
Working on AC equipment requires specialized training and hands-on experience. Our HVAC technicians have the mechanical aptitude and electrical component knowledge to fix an AC system. Professional technicians can take accurate measurements and understand all the relevant factors for calculating heating and cooling loads.
Small Issues Can Become Bigger Ones
Locating a small issue may lead to discovering a much bigger problem. You may notice small issues that are just symptoms and have trouble finding the real problem. Repairing something you’re not sure how to fix is dangerous and can lead to more damage.
You Could Void Your Warranty
Almost any HVAC equipment you need to repair or replace is under warranty, from furnaces to mini-splits. Installing HVAC equipment yourself voids most warranties. Many HVAC shops won’t sell people any major equipment for that reason.
You Could Injure Yourself
HVAC units are dangerous because of the use of electricity and various gasses. Trying DIY HVAC repairs may end in electrocution from faulty wiring or toxic chemical exposure. Our trained technicians understand how HVAC systems work.
Professional HVAC Repair Is Faster
Our HVAC technicians have years of training and experience working with a variety of systems. Professionals can identify common problems or weird style-specific issues with the HVAC unit. Skilled technicians have access to any tools they may need for the issues they find with the HVAC system.
There are a few small HVAC maintenance tasks you can tackle on your own to keep your system running smoothly. These include replacing carbon monoxide detector batteries, keeping the area around the outdoor unit clear, and checking the filter every 1-3 months. If you suspect an issue with your heating and cooling system, call us at Feistritzer Heating & Air Conditioning for HVAC maintenance or repairs.