We’ve all seen them…. the DIY videos telling us how to fix or “hack” just about any problem you might run into in your home–organizing your pots and pans, resolving a small plumbing leak, repairing a broken fence post.
Many of these “problems” are very benign and don’t require anything but a little patience and an internet connection so you can watch that online DIY video while you work.
One problem you should never rely on an online video for–unless you are a trained HVAC professional and that video was created by your boss or coworker–is repairing your air conditioner. Any number of things can go wrong. Read on to learn what they are!
Professional Contractors Have Appropriate Insurance
A professional air conditioning repair contractor should be licensed, bonded, and insured. These are the essential requirements of being a professional! And this keeps you from being held financially liable for any damage or injury that might occur with an AC repair (which is a lot less likely to happen anyway when you trust a pro).
Pros Are More Likely to Give You an Accurate Diagnosis
A big part of quality AC repairs is finding out the root of the problem. The most troubling symptoms that an AC has can have multiple causes. Amateurs without proper training won’t be able to find out the actual reason for the trouble, such as a loss of airflow, a drop in cooling power, a miscalibrated thermostat, etc.
The Quality of Workmanship Is Essential to Accuracy
What’s the good of doing a repair job if it doesn’t stick? Sure, it’s possible that a non-professional handyman may be able to correctly fix an AC problem, but is this really a gamble you want to take on your comfort? If the repairs go wrong, you could end up with an even more expensive problem.
We Have the Right Tools Available
The basic tools that a homeowner can find in the hardware store aren’t adequate for repairing a complex piece of refrigeration technology like an air conditioner. If you’ve ever seen the inside of a fully-stocked service vehicle, then you’d know that we have all the high-end tools and equipment necessary to get the job done right.
We’ll Get the Job Done Quickly
How long does anyone really want to dedicate to having their air conditioner repaired so it can get back to doing its job of keeping their home cool? A few hours? Days? A licensed and experienced professional will ensure that the job is done quickly and efficiently to ensure your comfort.
Not All Service Professionals Are Created Equal
You may be searching online and find a general handyman who is really affordable and promises a quick job. The problem is, that handyman may have zero experience with complex HVAC systems, and having this work done by an amateur can actually void your manufacturer’s warranty if something goes wrong.