DIY maintenance on your HVAC unit may be tempting after watching a few “how-to” videos online. However, tinkering with your unit can cause more damage than good. Repairs gone wrong can cause even a small repair to warrant your unit to be replaced. So, if you have your toolbelt out already, take a moment and read more about these HVAC repairs.
High utility bills and poor air circulation often mean that ducts are not functioning properly. Leaks in your duct system are often pushed as a do-it-yourself project, however, they are best left to a professional HVAC technician. Poor forming ducts can increase your bill by 20% or more which can be even higher if you damage them with DIY repairs.
You may have experience in repairing electrical work, however, we do not recommend attempting to fix your HVAC. One simple check you can do before calling in a professional for repairs is to reset the breaker. If resetting your breaker doesn’t work, it’s time to call in backup from an experienced professional. Remember that DIY electrical maintenance on or near delicate components can easily cause more damage. It is also important to note that you may put yourself and your family in danger making these repairs, not just your unit.
Coil Repairs and Maintenance
Coils within your HVAC are responsible for the process that cools the air, making them vital to the heating and cooling process. As these coils are filled with refrigerant, they must stay clean in order to get the job done. Since these components are delicate like fan blades, DIY cleaning can easily lead to a leak. HVAC professionals have the specialized tools necessary to clean coils without damaging them.
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