If you’ve ever found yourself in the middle of a DIY project that went south, you realize that experience truly matters. However, finances and convenience may make it tempting to troubleshoot and fix your broken AC on your own. For safety and financial reasons, DIY repairs to your air conditioner are not advisable. Rather, it is recommended that you enlist the help of a certified HVAC contractor.

Better Safe than Sorry

High-powered equipment can pose serious risks of injury when handled by untrained individuals. In fact, proceeding with work without reading the warnings in your owner’s literature could expose you to unrealized dangers. The materials from top manufacturers include warnings about the significant dangers of electrical shock and other potential harm to your person or property if you are not careful. While you may be able to troubleshoot, it is wise to leave the actual repair work to an expert.

AC Warranties

Today’s air conditioning units are often covered by extensive warranties, but service must be provided by an authorized repair representative. Having a handyman do the work or completing your own air conditioning repairs could result in your warranty being voided. It is also important to realize that if your system is still under warranty protection, your service may be covered anyway. Ignoring the warranty to get your system running quickly isn’t wise because if you make an error, you may be unable to later make use of warranty services. It’s also helpful to note that many HVAC contractors offer 24/7 emergency services, important for achieving a quick resolution to a system problem.

Costs of Guess-and-Check Repair Work

Attempting to fix a problem without professional expertise can become expensive. It is possible that you will replace a part only to discover that it wasn’t the sole reason for the problem. One or two false fixes may result in a longer delay in the restoration of your AC service, and the out-of-pocket expenses for unnecessary parts could mount. Even then, you may still require that assistance of an HVAC professional.

The Value of Preventive Care

Taking the time to establish a working relationship with an area contractor may pay significant dividends over time. With annual AC maintenance, you can reduce your potential for system malfunctions by up to 95 percent. Many common problems with air conditioning units are related to issues that can be identified and remedied during a seasonal tune-up. This service can also extend the life of your system as a whole while keeping your energy usage contained. Seasonal activity can result in approximately 5 percent efficiency loss. Countering this through preventive maintenance may spare you numerous system problems.

The professionals at Assurance Heating & Air Conditioning are available for around-the-clock emergency services if your system malfunctions. We also provide preventive care to assist our customers in preparing for the summer cooling season. You can contact our office to ask questions about problems you are having with you system or to schedule an appointment for maintenance or repair services at your Lake County home.