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The Dangers of DIY AC Installation

July 18, 2022 | Blog

Summer is the best time to partake in fun do-it-yourself projects! However, when it comes to AC installation, it’s best to leave the task to the professionals. There are many risks to installing an air conditioner on your own.

At Southern Air Mississippi, your safety is our top priority! Read ahead to learn about the dangers behind DIY AC installation and how a technician can help!

Risk Factors of DIY HVAC Repair

Although it can be tempting to take on a new project, your HVAC system should be handled by a professional! There are many risks with performing repairs on your own.

Personal Endangerment

Installing an HVAC system is essentially like performing surgery on your house. Many things can go wrong if precautions aren’t correctly taken. A few hazards to be aware of are:

  • Electrocution from touching the wrong components
  • Fires from incorrect installation
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning from an improperly vented unit
  • Cuts from sharp parts

You can hurt yourself or damage your home if you aren’t careful! You can minimize these risks by calling for professional AC services.

Voided Warranties

If you have a warranty on your AC unit, you may compromise it with any self-repairs. Many warranties are only valid if a professional performs any maintenance needs. A simple AC repair may cost you more money in the long run.

System Damage

Poor quality repairs may compromise the effectiveness of your system. If you manage to get your system running again, it does not necessarily mean it is free of any damages. Professionals take precautions when performing tune-ups. Ignoring the proper protocols could significantly shorten the lifespan of your system.

Financial Strains and Repercussions

As previously discussed, your unit may become damaged as a result of DIY repairs. The cost of restoring your HVAC system may be pricer than calling for a professional in the first place. It’s best to seek guidance from a technician before doing repairs yourself.

Helpful DIY Tasks For Your HVAC System

It may be disappointing to learn that DIY HVAC repairs are unadvised. Luckily for you, there are a few tasks you can perform without the help of a technician!

Replacing Air Filters

Air filters require changing every 2-3 months! Although the task may seem minor, it is vital to maintain healthy air in your home. You can easily replace the air filter in your air conditioning unit without the help of a pro.

Cleaning Outdoor Unit

Your outdoor AC unit can become clogged by dirt and other windblown debris. You can help your air conditioner by clearing it of any obstructions! Removing grass and weeds around your outdoor unit also helps with its performance.

Sealing Air Leaks

You can indirectly help your system by clearing your home of any air leaks. Air leaks allow air from your AC unit to escape outdoors. Caulking is a common way of fixing leaks and helping your unit!

Contact Us For McComb AC installation!

Is your HVAC system in need of repairs? Our team of professionals at Southern Air Mississippi is here to help! If you need assistance with AC installations or tune-ups, contact us today to start the process!

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