With the dog days of summer just around the corner, air conditioning has never been more important. This is compounded by the fact that millions of people are choosing to stay home for the next few weeks. As such, some homeowners are taking HVAC maintenance matters into their own hands, and this can only mean trouble.
It’s true that basic clean-up and care can be DIY; however, major repairs must never be attempted by an untrained person, as it could cause the problem to become even more serious, or worse, cause irreparable damage to your heating and cooling system. Here are a few reasons why our experts at Richardson Air Systems think DIY AC maintenance is a bad idea.
Accurate Diagnosis & Solutions to Problems
Only a licensed, certified contractor in air conditioning and heating repair will be able to fully know the extent of any HVAC problems you might
encounter. They’ll also have all the technical knowledge and tools necessary to resolve such problems. While it’s tempting to attempt repairs on your own after watching some tutorial videos, this is simply not a good replacement for the skills and experience that a professional will have.
Poor Performance & Energy Efficiency
Trying to fix serious issues with your HVAC system can greatly affect its performance. This could lead to a drop in energy efficiency, which means higher utility bills for you and your family. In worst case scenarios, it could even result in having to replace the entire system out-of-pocket because manufacturer warranties are often voided if homeowners attempt a DIY fix.
What Can You Do?
Luckily, not all problems require the attention of HVAC contractors. Simple filter changes once every three to four months, cleaning up the area around the outdoor unit and a visual inspection of the vents are just a few examples of how you can take good care of your air conditioning system on your own.
When it comes to HVAC solutions, you can count on our team of skilled technicians at Richardson Air Systems. Give us a call at (609) 484-1090 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and get a free quote on new HVAC installations today.