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3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Attempt a DIY Repair of Your HVAC System

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Attempt a DIY Repair of Your HVAC System

We get it.

Life is expensive- and most people like to try to save some money when they can. If your HVAC system isn’t functioning as well as it should be, or you’ve come to the realization it’s in need of a repair, please know this isn’t a job you should attempt yourself.

If the voice inside your head has started to ask questions like “How hard can this really be,” or “What could go wrong,” stop what you’re doing and step away from your tool box.

If you aren’t experienced in repairing HVAC systems, but you think a YouTube tutorial will give you all the information you’ll need to fix your system, you should ask yourself if you’d feel good about letting your mechanic cut your kids’ hair.

Training and experience matters

When you contact Loveland HVAC Repair you can be assured that you’ll be working with a company that has years of experience in helping local homeowners with all of their HVAC repair, replacement and maintenance needs.

You’ll also be working with a company who has years of experience in helping fix problems that inexperienced technicians, or weekend “DIY-ers,” made worse.

You read that correctly. If you let an inexperienced person work on your HVAC system, you run the risk of making what started off as a small problem, much, much bigger.

(As a general rule of thumb, the bigger the problem, the costlier the repair will be.)

Suffice to say, we wanted to put together some of our top reasons that you shouldn’t be searching the internet for “how to” videos on HVAC repair.

Would you let your dog walker repair your roof?

If you’re not trained in HVAC repair, it’s likely that you have little to no understanding when it comes to how these systems work. Each makes, and model is a little bit different, and each one requires different types of care and attention.  If you open your HVAC up, and you have no idea what you’re looking at, you shouldn’t attempt the repair.

A DIY repair could cause problems with your home owners insurance

When you apply for a new policy (or if you’re looking to renew what you already have), the insurance company will want proof that you are taking care of your residence. A lot of times, this means providing them with documentation that indicates you’re up to date on maintenance and repairs.  If you try to fix your HVAC on your own, you may run into some problems when you try to apply for or renew a home owners insurance policy.

Carbon monoxide leaks pose a serious threat to you and your family

If you’re unfamiliar with HVAC repair, you could inadvertently cause a carbon monoxide leak. Since carbon monoxide is odorless and poisonous, you run the risk of putting yourself, your pets and your family at serious risk.

Don’t do it!

If you need help repairing your HVAC system, call Loveland HVAC Repair today at 970-541-9244 to schedule a free, no-cost HVAC repair estimate.

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