Why You Shouldn’t DIY HVAC Repairs

Do it yourself, or DIY, repairs are a great way to save some money and invest in your home; unless you’re trying to preform DIY HVAC repairs. It’s easy to be bit by the DIY bug, between HGTV shows and blogger homes, everything looks so easy. Unfortunately, the truth hurts. Though they seem like a good idea at the time, DIY repairs can end up costing you more in the long run. This is true especially when it comes to DIY HVAC repairs. Even when it comes to the seemingly smallest thing, like cleaning, what you don’t know may hurt your HVAC system.

Most Common DIY HVAC Repair Gone Wrong

On a nice day, it’s easy to go outside look at your AC unit and think, “hey, I could clean that.” We’re begging you, put down the hose and step away from the AC unit. “Unfortunately, some people grab their garden hose and spray down their condenser on the outside,” explains Ray, a trusted HVAC expert affiliated with Moore Home Services. “Though the condenser coils are dirty on the outside, they need to be cleaned from the inside out to push dirt off the surface. If you hit it with a garden hose from the outside, all you’re going to do is lodge the dirt and debris further in the condenser coils.” Ray goes on to point out that this does more harm than good. Essentially costing the homeowner more than if they had just called a professional in the first place.

Don’t DIY HVAC Repairs, Call a Professional

When it comes to HVAC repairs, a lot can go wrong. You could cause extensive damage or in a worst-case scenario, electrocute yourself. For example, to properly clean your outdoor AC unit, it’s going to take a lot more than a hose. An HVAC professional would need to remove the condenser top; it requires disconnecting, and reconnecting, a lot of high-voltage wires which could be extremely detrimental for someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. Professional HVAC contractors also have specialized tools to get the job done. Just as you wouldn’t use a butter knife for chef’s work, common household tools aren’t enough to complete most HVAC jobs.

Friends Don’t Let Friends DIY HVAC Repairs

There are a lot of ways homeowners can cut corners when it comes to property maintenance. Pinterest is a great resource when it comes to landscaping, painting, or interior design; but, when it comes to HVAC, call a professional. “When it comes to heating and air conditioning, what homeowners need to realize is that you don’t want to mess around with these systems. One: you could do harm to yourself; and two: you could cause significant harm to the system and the price for extra repairs can get really high,” explains Ray. “You have to know what you’re doing in order to do it properly.”

Don’t DIY HVAC Repairs, Call Moore Home Services

Is there something wrong with any of your HVAC systems? Don’t attempt any DIY HVAC repairs, rely on Moore Home Services. We are a Diamond Certified HVAC provider serving the North Bay. Our expert technicians truly take the time to learn your system, learn the problem, and offer the best solution. To schedule an appointment, call our customer service representatives, or complete the form linked here.