Don’t Do HVAC Repair Yourself!

Do it Yourself leads to mistakes and InjuriesThere is a reason why a jokey tag line in the AC world is “we repair what your husband fixed.”

When it comes to the service, maintenance and repair of your HVAC system there are a few things you can do yourself, like changing air filters regularly. But along with the trend of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) has come a great many bloopers and worse! Plus, taking something and breaking it more is not all that can happen. What you may attempt can be very dangerous. HVAC systems have electrical circuits, moving parts (fan blades, belts, etc), potential for burns and frostbite, explosive gas, high heights and more.

For example, let’s say your AC system has stopped blowing cold air. You figure, maybe your Freon level is low, or it is leaking. So you set out to fix it…yourself. DON’T!

Your ACs refrigerants can be deadly – to you and others – if you don’t know how to handle them safely. That’s why it’s critical (and it’s also the law) that only HVAC technicians with special certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency work on your air conditioning system.

Here’s another example. You already know that trying to fix your own electricity is not just dumb – it‘s possible that it can kill you. Your HVAC system uses high voltage electricity; so don’t stick your finger ‘in the socket!’ Only a trained electrician or HVAC technician is qualified to do that work.

There is no way you will save enough money on complicated DIY repairs – especially those that turn into disasters. Let the professionals at Custom Climate Solutions fix it right the first time.