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July 18, 2016
DIY AC Repairs Can Damage the System
We know that AC Repairs and taking on new DIY (do-it-yourself) projects can be fun and exciting! Unfortunately, they don’t always go well. Your first attempts at cake decorating might just result in a smudged blur of primary colors. And it might take you a couple of tries before you can build a bench that isn’t a little bit wobbly.
DIY fails like these can be a little bit comical, but others can really cost you. Repairing your air conditioner may seem like a good idea for a project to take on if you want to save a little money. But doing it incorrectly—a very good possibility when you have not had years of training—can mean a major headache and a drain on your finances.
Why You Might Not Be the DIY Genius You Think You Are
Look, we have complete confidence that you can hang a photo frame or knit a scarf. And you’ve probably had some success fixing things around the AC repair technicians go through years of training before they are confident enough and prepared to repair AC problems on their own. And their training is never complete! A good employer offers ongoing training on new systems and techniques so that technicians can handle whatever comes their way.
AC systems change, and the guide you find on the internet is likely not updated to current standards. One wrong move when sealing a leak or replacing an electrical component, and you can cause permanent damage to the compressor that forces you to replace the entire AC system.
It’s okay to ask for help! In the end, you’ll likely save money this way anyway, as you won’t have to worry about purchasing all of the tools you need to fix the issue. And, you’ll save a lot of time you’d rather spend doing—well—anything else!