If you enjoy do-it-yourself projects, there are many different types of maintenance, improvement and repair tasks you can tackle around your Fort Wayne home. If your heating or cooling equipment starts acting up, you might consider attempting DIY HVAC repairs as well.
Diagnosing and fixing issues with your furnace, heat pump, air conditioner or any other HVAC system component is a job best left to a trained and experienced technician, and here's why:
HVAC Repairs Take Skill and Expertise
HVAC systems have numerous parts and components, and learning how to repair this complex equipment takes years of training and hands-on experience. Even if you do lots of reading or watch instructional videos online, it's all too easy to make an error that affects the system's performance, reliability or energy efficiency, and the possible repercussions make it worthwhile to hire a fully-trained professional.
DIY Repairs Can Pose Safety Hazards
Making repairs on HVAC equipment typically involves dealing with electricity, gas and/or pressurized refrigerant. This means there's the risk of a serious shock or electrocution, an explosion or fire, or a refrigerant or gas leak that compromises your family's safety, health and well-being.
You Can Void Your Equipment Warranty
If your equipment is still under a manufacturer's warranty, it likely stipulates that repairs must be completed by a certified technician or the coverage is null and void.
You'll Invest Extra Time and Money
If your goal is to save time and money, you can end up wasting both by attempting your own HVAC repairs. Troubleshooting an issue can take considerable time, and you may need to purchase specialized tools to remove and/or replace a faulty part. If you misdiagnose the problem, you can waste money by installing an unnecessary part or causing costly, unintentional damage because of inexperience. When you factor in that your family may be left without heating or cooling through all of this, it makes more sense to have a knowledgeable HVAC pro handle the repair.
Instead of attempting DIY HVAC repairs in your Fort Wayne home, contact us today at Hartman Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning for expert service.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in New Haven, Indiana and surrounding Fort Wayne area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC service and maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 260-376-2961.
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