What Are the Risks of DIY HVAC Repairs & Installation?

Repairs and Installation

Your HVAC system is essential to your home’s comfort and indoor air quality. If this equipment malfunctions, you’ll need to contact AC repair professionals immediately. Waiting too long before calling a technician or putting off repairs can be detrimental to the lifespan and performance of your heating and cooling system.

To save on labor costs, some people attempt to repair or install their HVAC equipment themselves. Here are the main reasons why this isn’t a good idea:

You’re risking your safety. For safety reasons, it’s always best to leave HVAC jobs to skilled technicians. Air conditioners, furnaces and other heating and cooling equipment need a significant amount of electrical voltage to operate. Mistakes made during repair or installation run a high risk of resulting in a major electrical shock. Worse, you may end up damaging your gas lines or being injured by sharp HVAC components such as fan blades.

You may further damage your equipment. Thanks to the internet, it’s now easier than ever to get information about HVAC systems. However, HVAC systems are more complex than you think. Trying to complete repairs and installations yourself may do your equipment more harm than good. Just one mistake can result in the need for a complete HVAC replacement, even if you just recently had your system installed. Professionals are not only updated on the latest HVAC technology trends, they also know what’s best for your equipment’s efficiency.

You may end up having more expenses. HVAC repairs and installations require the use of the right tools. Using the wrong materials for the job can harm delicate parts of your equipment. Buying the necessary tools to do it yourself may not be the most cost-effective decision for you, especially if you simply need a quick repair.

Whether you’re experiencing issues with your HVAC system or need a surge protector for an AC unit, turn to McLay Services, Inc. for prompt, efficient heating and cooling services. Call us at (909) 392-2202 or fill out our contact form to get an estimate. We work with clients around La Verne, CA.