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Why You Should Never Think About Repairing an Air Conditioner Yourself

Mar 1, 2018
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Why You Should Never Think About Repairing an Air Conditioner Yourself

As the spring season arrives, we see a significant change around us. With flowers and plants growing back, there’s also a big change in the temperature that usually reaches a very high mark. This sudden shift in temperature calls for a highly efficient and functioning cooling system to keep us comfortable at home.

However, it is mostly seen that many people don’t check their air conditioning systems during the winters. This ignorance leads to the cooling system becoming inoperative when it’s needed the most. It is only then when the temperature has struck high, that you realize the need for switching on your cooling equipment, only to find that it has stopped working.

But since many people try to do all home repairs themselves, they are also interested in fixing their air-conditioning issues without seeking professional help. However, this approach leads to even worse consequences as air conditioners are extremely complex machines and should only be repaired by professionals who are skilled at dealing with them.

Electrical Dangers

Central air cooling systems, as we know, are some of the most complicated equipment you have in your home. They are based on an elaborate wiring arrangement attached to several circuits. These systems also run on an extremely high voltage and consume more energy as compared to the other household appliances. Since air conditioners consume a greater chunk of power supply, they also generate higher bills, therefore, special wires need to be installed to reduce its impact on the other machines.

Similar to the installation, even cooling system repairs call for professional services. These repairmen have years of experience and skills learned from training. That’s why electric repairmen are able to maintain the system without entailing any severe danger.

All electrical equipment are equally dangerous to tinker with; likewise, air conditioners should also not be played around with by inexperienced people. One of the most typical injuries suffered from repairing AC units is electrical shocks. These shocks are a result of touching exposed wires and improper line links.

A heating and cooling system also has several chemicals that are greatly harmful to our health.  DIY repairs can result in contaminating the air quality inside the home with the potentially harmful gases in an AC.

HVAC repairs also require special tools that can only be operated by those trained in them and are also not easily found in tool boxes. These tools are designed to help repairmen diligently work around the machine. They are able to detect leaks and wire faults. But a common homeowner who won’t have access to these special instruments could try to fix the AC using their inappropriate tools. This results in improper installation and repair which can cause greater damage to the system.

Therefore, given the aforementioned dangers of repairing air-conditioning system yourself, it is advised for all homeowners to seek the services of specialized HVAC services to ensure properly fixed air conditioners and to prevent severe consequences.

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About The Author

Dan Detmer
Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!
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