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Why You Shouldn't Attempt Air Conditioning Repair Yourself

It can be frustrating to have your AC malfunction or start blowing hot air in the middle of a sizzling day. Some people would readily call technicians for air conditioning repair, but others may attempt to diagnose and solve the problem themselves. Knowing easy fixes can help, but if the AC unit requires more than just checking you plugged the unit properly into the socket and that the power source is working, there are many reasons why you should call Quality Air Experts in Sterling.

Unauthorized Repairs May Void Your Warranty

Always check if your AC unit is still under warranty. If you attempt to fix the air-conditioning on your own, you may violate the terms and conditions of the warranty. Calling a certified technician can help you take advantage of the product warranty. If a product under warranty proves to be defective, it’s easier to send it in for repairs or replacement for free.

You May Put Yourself at Risk

Air conditioning repair requires opening parts and testing the unit. It's dangerous to attempt to fix an AC just after watching some YouTube videos. Most ACs run on 220 to 240 volts – and if faulty wiring is the issue, you could get electrocuted. At the same time, you may end up making the problem worse.

Chemicals May Require Special Handling

Your AC may malfunction if it is low on refrigerant. Even if you find a way to buy some, handling refrigerants requires special training. Fatal accidents can happen when someone handles refrigerants without going through certification. Refrigerants are toxic and flammable, and you need adequate ventilation and observe necessary precautions. You could put yourself, your HVAC system, and even your home at risk if you insist on DIY fixes.

HVAC systems have many moving parts, from the cooling and heating units to filters, coils, and air ducts, among many other components. Knowing which part is malfunctioning requires the knowledge of an HVAC repair expert. Not only will it take longer to do the job yourself, but you may also end up ruining your HVAC system. Call Quality Air Experts for HVAC repair and installation, duct cleaning, commercial refrigerator repair, and advice on maintaining your HVAC systems.