Approximately 88% of households in the United States use an AC. If you do not have an air conditioner in your home or need to replace your current one, you may be tempted to install the system yourself; however, this is not recommended for three reasons.
1. Safety Concerns
Incorrect AC installation can be hazardous. An AC uses high electricity, and if you are accidentally exposed to live wires, it can be dangerous. Additionally, electrical equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires in the United States. The AC also uses a refrigerant, which can be hazardous if inhaled. You also need special tools when installing the system, which you can hardly access, as HVAC retailers and wholesalers rarely sell tools necessary for an installation to the general public.
2. Waste of Money
Installing an AC system by yourself may make you feel like you will save some money. However, that is not true. If you lack the necessary expertise, you may purchase parts that you do not need. Since many licensed contractors work together with HVAC manufacturers, they can access parts and tools at lower prices. That way, they can provide cheaper services than finding and purchasing the parts on your own. Plus, you could void the warranty if the unit is not installed by a professional, leading to costly repairs.
3. Reduced AC Efficiency
A poorly installed AC will operate inefficiently. Because your air conditioning system will not be functioning at peak capacity, its lifespan will decrease rapidly. Your utility bills are likely to soar, increasing monthly operating costs.
Call the Experts
Are you a resident of Lumberton or the surrounding areas and are looking for professional AC installation services? Look no further because we, at Big Fish AC & Heating, LLC, can make it happen. If you are also looking for other HVAC services, such as repair and maintenance, we can help. We offer indoor air quality solutions for our clients too. Give Big Fish AC & Heating, LLC a call to schedule an appointment today.