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HVAC Repairs Yourself

The Dangers of Doing HVAC Repairs Yourself

When you have an issue with your HVAC system, you may want to try and fix it yourself. You will not want to spend a ton of money to fix your system, and you think this is an easy way to save money. Do-it-yourself fixes for your HVAC problems are not usually a good idea. They can leave you with some severe expenses and risks.

Safety Issues

There are many dangers with your HVAC system that can happen. Be sure to call an HVAC professional to help you with your issue. Safety issues that can happen include:

  • Electrical shock. Electrical shock can happen from touching the wrong electronic components in the system. A shock can even die if you touch certain components.
  • Fire or explosion. If your HVAC system is on natural gas or propane, you could cause a fire or explosion if you mishandle it.
  • Carbon monoxide. If your system has an issue with the vents, fumes or carbon monoxide can lead to poisoning and even lead to death.

Efficiency Issues

You may figure out how to repair your heating and cooling unit, but it may not be operating at its best. You should only have a trained expert repair your unit. They will make sure that there is proper drainage and airflow to your system.

Lacking The Proper Parts and Tools

When you go to do an HVAC system repair, you will need the proper tools and parts. You cannot fix your furnace with a hammer and screwdriver. The best way to fix your unit the right way is to hire a technician. They have all the tools necessary for the job, and they can order parts.

Voiding Your Warranty

Take a look at the fine print on your warranty. There is a clause that states that the warranty is only valid if an HVAC professional repairs the system. If you need expensive parts, you could be having to pay out of your own pocket.

Longer Repair Time

If you try to repair your HVAC system yourself, it may take you some time. When it is very cold outside or very hot, you will want your unit to be up and running as soon as possible. A professional that knows what they are doing can help you with this.

Call Us Today

If you need an HVAC repair, please call Harwich Port Heating and Cooling today. Our team of HVAC professionals will help you to get your system up and running again. Never try to do your own repairs. You could end up spending more money than you have to.  Besides helping you with your HVAC issues, we can also offer you a maintenance package. These will help to save you money by making sure that your system is up and running well. Give us a call today.