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The Dangers of DIY HVAC Repair


Avid DIYers take pride in being able to fix odd jobs around the house. However, some jobs, like HVAC repairs, require technical expertise. The HVAC system in your Sun City West, Arizona, home is a complex piece of machinery. Here’s why trying to fix HVAC equipment yourself is risky and a job that’s best left to the pros.

DIY Repairs Are Dangerous

For an HVAC system to function, it connects to your home’s electrical wiring. Air conditioners use refrigerant which is a hazardous chemical, and heating systems, like gas or oil furnaces, use a flammable fuel source. All of these factors create a potentially dangerous situation when doing repairs. Dangers include electrical shocks, electrical fires, damage to gas lines, explosions, and because some work requires being up high on ladders or in attics, it can result in a nasty fall.

You May Cause Further Damage

You may be keen to fix the HVAC system yourself to save money. However, a mistake will result in bigger and costlier damage. All the various parts and components of your HVAC system are interconnected and designed to work together smoothly. Damaging one component can result in damage to another or cause the entire unit to malfunction. That’s why our HVAC technicians undergo thorough training to work on these systems. They understand how the various parts work and have the correct tools and safety gear to perform repairs.

You May Lose the Warranty

Licensed HVAC contractors provide warranties and guarantees on labor and parts. If, however, you perform a DIY repair that damages the system, your warranty will be voided and you will be responsible for paying the full price of any HVAC repairs or replacements needed.

Attempting DIY repairs are dangerous and can be painfully costly. Don’t take the risk. Get in touch with a professional HVAC contractor like Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing. We have 30 years of experience installing and repairing air conditioners and heating systems in Sun City West and the surrounding areas. Give us a call at 623-201-5118.

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