Why You Shouldn’t DIY HVAC Repairs

The reason your HVAC system needs to be regularly maintained is so that it will continue running smoothly and efficiently. As such, you’ll need to have HVAC repairs performed by trusted professionals like those at Schmitt. If you can’t do these on your own, it’s best to entrust the job to the pros to ensure you avoid the following pitfalls:

These include:

Voided warranty. While you may think that you’re cutting costs by doing HVAC repairs yourself, you’re actually just making things more difficult. This is because unauthorized repairs can void your warranty.

Most manufacturers have conditions for warranty eligibility, such as requiring homeowners to hire a professional for maintenance and repairs. As such,  you’ll be losing out on free equipment repair and replacement if you decide to do HVAC repairs yourself. If you’ve tampered with the unit, they’ll find out, and you’ll have no choice but to spend more on your repairs.

Unwanted expenses. You need special tools, equipment and fluids for a DIY HVAC repair, and investing in your own isn’t really cost effective. In addition, if you try to use the wrong tools, you’ll actually do more harm than good to delicate system parts such as condenser coils and fins. A proper air conditioning and heating repair also requires professional knowledge, which is beyond the expertise of most homeowners. The concern of sudden injuries and healthcare costs also come with DIY repairs.

Difficulty selling your home. If you’re planning on selling your home down the road, you’ll need to have your HVAC system serviced professionally to get a good return on your investment. Keeping up with necessary maintenance tasks is one way to ensure you get the most out of the home you’re trying to sell. If you think that performing a series of DIY HVAC repairs will save you from paying for repair costs, however, keep in mind that such repairs will usually end up costing you more later on. A professional home inspection will reveal this and make it more difficult for you to sell your home at an ideal price.

At Schmitt, we’re the leading specialists that offer AC repair and replacement services. Give us a call at (415) 522-0966 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in San Francisco and surrounding areas.

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