It’s nearly impossible to live in a house without heating and cooling. Freezing during the winter months and sweltering during the summer is uncomfortable, unhealthy, dangerous. The human body can only take so much cold and heat.
Maintaining your heating and cooling system is important in making sure it lasts long and doesn’t give you any problems with energy use, allergens, or malfunctions in the middle of an extremely hot or cold season. But be careful when maintaining or repairing your unit. It makes more sense to call a professional technician to do it. Suppliers of HVAC warn against do-it-your self repairing and here are four reasons why:
Risk of Injury or Electrocution
Trying to repair your HVAC might put you at risk for electrocution. There’s a reason many electronic products have warning stickers. You could also injure your hand in some way, or even hurt your eyes.
Mishandling of Chemicals
Secondly, the unit might have chemicals that only professionals are supposed to handle. You might also attempt to clean it with chemicals. Exposing yourself to the chemicals or disposing of them in the wrong way can spell dangers to you or someone else, plus the environment.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, you might not only fail to repair the HVAC unit, but also cause even more damage. You’ll still need a professional to repair it. Now that you’ve caused more damage, there will be additional repair and most likely higher expenses.
You also run the risk of voiding the warranty that came with your unit. Not only did you fail at repairing your own HVAC, but you’ve made the problem worse. This means you might have to pay even more because the warranty no longer covers the repair.
It’s important to keep your HVAC in good shape. The solution, however, might not be in your hands. Call a professional to do it and save yourself the hassle and risks.