Can I Replace My HVAC Unit By Myself?
Are you the type who likes to tackle home improvement projects and repairs on your own? If so, you may wonder if you can replace your HVAC unit by yourself. While you can do this, it is not recommended. HVAC systems are more complicated than you might think. There are many things that can go wrong during the installation if you aren't a professional. You're almost always better off contacting an HVAC professional to handle the job. Here are the reasons why.
More than Installing a Central Unit
The problem with installing or replacing an HVAC system is that there is more than putting a new unit in place. You need to make sure that your new unit has the correct wires and that it fits. You also have to make sure that is works with your home's existing ductwork. Connecting the electrical parts will be hard for someone without the proper training. Even if you do install it without injuries, there's a chance that you didn't connect everything. Then, you'll end up with a useless air conditioner. Balancing the ductwork presents similar issues. You need to make sure that any new unit you install can retrofit to your ducts. This will be particularly challenging if you have an older home.
Demolition and Disposal
Another task with replacing an HVAC unit that you may not realize is that you need to get rid of the old equipment. You cannot rip an old AC unit out of our wall and throw it in a dumpster. There will be a lot of material to throw away. You need to recycle a lot of it or disposed of it in the correct way. Central air conditioning units also rely on chemicals such as freon. This can be dangerous if it isn't handled the proper way.
Call Us Today
Unless you're trained and have the equipment, you shouldn't replace your HVAC unit. It is too dangerous and too complicated. Instead, contact the professionals at Harwich Port Heating & Cooling. We can handle the project for you. We will work with you to make sure that you have the right HVAC system installed. Call us today for more information about our installation and repair services.