Why AC does not mean DIY

Why AC does not mean DIY

With every home television network championing the Do It Yourselfer, it’s easy to want to tackle home maintenance tasks yourself. We’re just as impressed as everyone else that you can turn on your inner Ron Swanson and get the tough jobs done but, when it comes to AC repair, we think you ought to leave it to the pros. Before you bust out your toolbox and make a display of your handiness, consider these facts, and call up one of the many AC companies in San Antonio:

  • Refrigerants are hazardous to the environment, can damage the ozone layer and contribute to global warming. Only trained professionals should handle, transport and perform maintenance with refrigerants.
  • Bad wiring could lead to an electrical fire. If you aren’t trained to repair and maintain the electrical components and wires of an air conditioner, you could make an honest mistake that puts your home in danger.
  • Exposed electrical wires can pack a serious punch. Don’t put yourself in danger of life-threatening electrocution. HVAC technicians are trained and know their way around your AC’s wiring. A simple slip up, on your exploratory mission into your AC, and you could wind up in the hospital.
  • Chances are that your garage doesn’t house all of the equipment you’ll need for repairs. DIYers do what they do to save money and gain knowledge. We’re all for both of those reasons but, after your trip to the hardware store, how much money are you really saving? HVAC technicians come fully equipped to diagnose and repair any air conditioning and heating issues.

You can save yourself a lot of time and frustration, without endangering yourself or the environment, by leaving your HVAC needs to professional technicians. If you want to do what you can for your air conditioner, make sure to change your air filters every month, keep the area around your compressor clean of debris and schedule an inexpensive annual (or biannual) tune-up. Once HVAC technicians make sure that your AC is in top shape, you can resume your handiwork on other projects.