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June 2, 2016

The Dangers of DIY Air Conditioning Repair

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Photo: Tomas Fano, Flickr Creative Commons

Do-it-yourself home repair is a growing trend, with home improvement shows making even the biggest home repairs look like a piece of cake. But when it comes to your air conditioner, you should refrain from DIY and call a professional. DIY air conditioning repair cannot only be dangerous; it can lead to expensive complications.

Here are just a few reasons you should skip the DIY and call your New Castle County HVAC professional:

Your Personal Safety is Put at Risk

Some of the biggest dangers of trying to repair an air conditioner yourself are the chemicals and electricity contained inside your unit. Your system runs on high voltage electricity, which can be deadly if not handled correctly. Additionally, the chemicals in the unit need to be handled and disposed of by professionals, or they could pose a health risk to both you and your household.

You Could Permanently Damage the Unit

Another risk that comes with attempting your own repairs is that you could cause a lot more damage and end up with more problems than when you started. HVAC repair is a complex process that takes years of training to master. There is only so much you can learn from reading articles on the Internet or watching videos on YouTube.

Air conditioners are intricate systems, and it is easy to create a problem in the course of fixing another. Many components are fragile and can be easily damaged if you use the wrong methods or tools to clean them. Every brand and model of air conditioner is slightly different, and installing the wrong part could lead to a full system breakdown. You don’t want a simple fix to spiral into having to replace the whole unit!

It Can End Up Being a Waste of Time and Money

Causing more damage to your unit obviously costs you more money in the long run, but AC repair also requires costly, specialized diagnostic tools. Refrigerant leaks (a common cause of air conditioning problems) require specialty tools and gauges to properly diagnose and find the leak. To purchase all of the tools necessary to perform air conditioning repair is often more costly than hiring a professional in the first place.

Also, think of all the time you will spend troubleshooting the problem and trying to learn how to fix it. A professional New Castle County AC technician will find your problem and get the repairs done in considerably less time for less money.

Call New Castle County’s AC Repair Experts

Even if you feel that you are a DIY-pro, it’s important to realize that HVAC repair is something that should only be done by a professional. Gold Star is the most trusted AC repair company in New Castle County. We have the tools and expertise to get your system running again quickly. We offer FREE estimates, so you never have to worry about being shocked by the bill.

Don’t risk air conditioning repair yourself! Call Gold Star today at 1-302-947-8694.

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