What Can Happen if You Try to DIY Air Conditioning Repairs - Biard & Crockett

What Can Happen if You Try to DIY Air Conditioning Repairs

DIY HVAC dangers

Hey there, DIY daredevils! We all love to roll up our sleeves and tackle projects around the house, but some things are better left to the pros.

We’re here to show you what can happen if you try to fix common A/C issues yourself – and why calling in the pros is sometimes the coolest move.

DIY dangers with electrical components

Messing with electrical components is no joke. One wrong move could lead to a shocking experience or even damage your A/C unit. In the worst-case scenario, you could end up with a fried circuit board, costly repairs, or worse – a trip to the ER. Stay safe and let Biard & Crockett handle the issue!

Don’t DIY charging refrigerant

Refrigerant is the lifeblood of your A/C, but handling it yourself can be dangerous and even illegal. Overcharging, undercharging, or using the wrong type of refrigerant can lead to system damage and reduce your A/C’s efficiency. Plus, refrigerant leaks can be harmful to the environment.

Other complex DIYs

Attempting to fix other components, like your A/C motor, without proper knowledge can lead to a world of hurt. From wiring mishaps to incorrect installations, you could end up with a malfunctioning part, a voided warranty, or even an electrical fire.

So, what CAN you do?

  • Regularly clean your outdoor unit, removing dirt, debris, and vegetation to ensure optimal airflow.
  • Replace your air filter every 1-3 months to keep your air clean and your A/C running efficiently.
  • Schedule regular maintenance with Biard & Crockett to keep your A/C healthy and happy.

In conclusion, while there’s no shame in embracing your DIY spirit, you also have to know when to call in the experts. For those tricky air conditioner repairs, trust the professionals at Biard & Crockett to keep your cool – and your A/C running smoothly all summer long.

Call us anytime at (714) 602-1299, or schedule an appointment on our website.

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