HVAC systems are made up of complex pieces of equipment which we rely on to keep us comfortable year-round and improve our homes’ air quality. While most are engineered for durability, ease of use and reliability, this doesn’t mean that they won’t break down from time to time.
If you’re having problems with your HVAC unit, we strongly recommend that you contact a professional. Your HVAC system comes with many mechanical and electrical parts, as well as some computerized functions that could be put at risk if you decide to undertake repairs and installation yourself.
Some of the Risks of a DIY Repair
Safety. Personal safety should always come first, and engaging in amateur HVAC repairs is risky. Your HVAC system requires a significant amount of electricity to operate, and touching the wrong thing while tinkering with your system could lead to a major shock. Many HVAC components also have sharp edges, and you could end up cutting yourself if you’re not careful. No matter how minor you think the problem is, always seek the help of an air conditioner repair expert.
Extra expenses. Fixing your HVAC system isn’t like fixing a leaky pipe or wobbly table. It requires special tools and equipment made specifically for HVAC repairs. Even if your air conditioner breaks down several times a year, it’s still not cost-effective to invest in these tools and materials on your own unless you plan on going into business fixing HVAC systems yourself. Using the wrong tools for a DIY repair can also damage some delicate components in your unit.
Cooper Bros is one of the most trusted air conditioner replacement and repair companies serving home and business owners throughout San Jose, California. Instead of undertaking repairs and installations yourself, give us a call at (408) 649-2008, or fill out our contact form instead.