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Dec 24 2019

The Risks of DIY HVAC Repair

A working home or business HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system is critical. In the summertime, an HVAC system provides cool air; in the wintertime, an HVAC system ensures that things are warm and cozy. Which is why an HVAC issue can be a major inconvenience and discomfort. As such, if your HVAC system is on the fritz, you may be tempted to do a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair job. Unless you’re trained in HVAC systems, though, there may be risks of attempting a DIY HVAC repair. Instead, working with an experienced HVAC company is recommended.

Risks of DIY HVAC Repair (And Why You Should Call a Certified Company)

You may be tempted to save time and money by performing a repair to your HVAC system on your own but, unfortunately, it rarely works out this way. Instead, here are some of the common risks associated with DIY HVAC repair:

  • Electricity and safety risks. Repairing your HVAC system could mean interacting with high-voltage electricity, which could be very dangerous. It’s essential to not only have proper gear, but to know what you’re doing, where you’re working, and whether or not the risk of electrocution exists. 
  • Risk of making the wrong repair. While perhaps not as risky to your health, there is the risk of making the wrong repair, which could cost you more money down the line, as well as more time. It’s important to ensure that the problem is correctly diagnosed before attempting repairs. 
  • Risk of exposure to harmful materials. HVAC systems often function with the use of harmful chemicals or substances, including refrigerant and asbestos fibers. Trained HVAC professionals will be aware of these risks and know how to handle asbestos properly. 
  • Risk of causing further damage. In addition to health and safety risks, and the risk of making the wrong repair, there is also the risk of causing further damage to your system. This can result in additional costs, as well as feelings of extreme frustration. 

Reach Out to Our Trusted HVAC Company Today

The best way to ensure that you get the HVAC repairs that you need, and that repairs are performed correctly the first time, is to reach out to our experienced HVAC professionals at Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve been serving home and business owners in Indiana for over 50 years and are happy to take your call and tackle your HVAC issue today. Reach out to us to learn more.



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