If you’re like most homeowners, you probably take pride in doing household projects, such as servicing your HVAC unit yourself.

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably take pride in doing household projects, such as servicing your HVAC unit yourself. However, doing so can be dangerous. Cutting out the middle man and doing it yourself can be cost-effective in some cases, if you have the right skillset. If not, hiring a professional can save you hundreds in equipment costs and also be a safer option. Here are a few reasons you should hire a professional HVAC company to service your unit:

  • Not all Do It Yourself (DIY) projects end up being more cost effective. You may end up buying parts that are less energy efficient than the ones a professional would have picked. When you try to repair an HVAC system on your own, you also run the risk of causing more harm than good, which in turn, will cost you more in the long run. Unless you have been licensed and certified as a qualified HVAC technician, you should avoid any DIY tasks involving your HVAC system.
  • Safety and Skill Set. Attempting HVAC repairs yourself is dangerous, especially when electrical issues are involved. Unless you’ve dedicated your career to HVAC repair, you do not have the skill set needed to maintain, repair, or replace the system in your home. When you hire a licensed HVAC technician, you can be confident that your system will be properly taken care of.
  • Our technicians repair these systems on a daily basis. They have spent years learning the trade and can diagnose and fix the issue in a minimum amount of time. In the hot Summer months coming up, you don’t want delays in your AC repairs. By hiring a professional, we can be in and out of your home as quickly as possible, so you can get back to your normal day-to-day life.
  • Most people don’t realize, but the warranties of most HVAC systems require you to schedule an appointment with a professional for annual maintenance. Trying to repair the system yourself, voids the warranty. Taking the advice of the warranty not only ensures that your HVAC system is running smoothly and prepared for the upcoming Winter or Summer months, but also allows you to take full advantage of your systems warranty.
  • While you may only be preparing a current issue, there could be one or more underlying issues. If a professional is servicing your system, they will be able to tell if something else is going to be a problem in the near future, and deal with it now. That second issue may be a complete surprise to you, but not to a professional.
  • It is very common for DIY lovers to fix their AC unit only to have it break again shortly after. Our technicians are trained to evaluate the issue, and fix it completely, not just mask it. Depending on the specific situation, it may be the most cost effective to replace the entire system.

There are many factors to take into consideration before servicing your HVAC system yourself. If you need air conditioning repair or are interested in upgrading your HVAC system, call Climatemp today at 251-968-6006 to schedule AC repair or set an appointment for a free estimate on a new air conditioning unit. We serve customers throughout the Mobile area, including Saraland, Summerdale, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

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