Why Shouldn’t you repair your A/C System by yourself?

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As a homeowner, you may take it upon yourself to fix your home the way you desire. There are many D.I.Y books, manuals, and videos out there to teach you how to be a master at house hold maintenance. Being a handy man/woman is beneficial and can save you tons of money but when it comes to repairing your air conditioning system, things aren’t always what they seem. In fact, you could wind up spending more money than you thought! Let’s look at some of the reasons why you shouldn’t repair your air conditioning system yourself.

When you purchase an Air Conditioning System, most, if not all, come with a warranty. These warranties are there for your benefit and cover very crucial parts. Some warranties will become VOID if a licensed technician does NOT work on your system when something goes wrong. You should never void a warranty on a purchase that costs thousands of dollars.

Like most appliances and hardware, Air Conditioners use electric from your home. Many A/Cs run on 220-240volts of electric current and at this level, can cause death. PLEASE DO NOT attempt to repair this yourself.

When repairing an A/C, we repairmen know exactly where everything is located. If you go to repair it yourself, how well do you know your way around an A/C system? How will you determine what is causing it not to work? There are literally hundreds of parts in the entire system. Once a problem is found, most likely, a technician will have the part on hand to get you up and running. If not, he/she will go to supplier and purchase it. Suppliers will not sell to the general public, only certified technicians.

Say you get as far as figuring out that you’re too low on refrigerant or you have a leak. You’ve somehow managed to buy some refrigerant. Did you know that it was illegal to purchase without certification? Also, if the refrigerant leaks while you’re trying to fix the AC, it considered an environmental hazard and you could be fined thousands of dollars. Refrigerant is so cold, that it can burn you. Yes, burn you. It is extremely harmful to your body and can blindness, frost bite and even in some cases, cancer.

You may feel like you will be saving hundreds, maybe thousands, of dollars by completing a repair by yourself. Maybe even save some time instead of waiting for a technician to come out and service or repair your A/C system. If something goes wrong while trying to do it yourself, you could’ve compromised the entire system itself, making you spend thousands more. Although saving time and money sounds tempting, you can lose these and potentially your life. We cannot stress this enough. PLEASE DO NOT TRY AND REPAIR YOUR A/C SYSTEM YOURSELF!!

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