Why You Shouldn’t Try to Fix Your AC Yourself

Why You Shouldn’t Try to Fix Your AC Yourself

When an issue arises with your AC, you (like many homeowners) probably head to YouTube to find a video on how to fix the problem yourself. While we applaud self-sufficiency and this may be okay for a few very small problems, it’s actually not a good idea to fix your AC yourself.

Why You Shouldn’t Try to Fix Your AC Yourself

You’re Not an Expert

No matter how many videos you watch online, you can’t gain the expertise that comes with the years of training that professional HVAC techs have. Plus, if you happen to make a mistake while trying to follow a tutorial, you could actually end up making the problem worse.

In order to actually fix the problem with your AC, you need a lot more knowledge than what you can gain just watching DIY videos.

It’s Not Safe

Your AC has a lot of moving parts and electrical aspects that are not that simple to navigate. Without the right training, you could easily injure yourself trying to fix the unit on your own. Anytime electricity is involved, you should hire a trained professional to help you.

You Could Void Your Warranty

Warranties are in place for a reason, and you should definitely read over yours before you try your hand at DIY AC repairs. A lot of warranties require you to have your unit professionally serviced if there is something wrong with it. If you do the repairs yourself, you can void the warranty which can cost you more in repairs in the long run.

It’s Not Always a Simple Fix

If you discover the issue your unit is having is caused by a dirty air filter, it’s easy to swap out the old one for a new one. But not all AC issues are solved that simply. You can easily come across a more complicated issue while trying to do it yourself and not know how to fix it.

At Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we have the expertise needed to easily and quickly diagnose the problem with your AC and fix it sooner rather than later. With over 30 years of experience, you can trust us with your cooling system needs. For more information or to schedule a service, call our AC repair team at 412.265.2662.