In hotter climates, like in Lumberton, Texas, running the air conditioner all year is not uncommon. Heavy loads make air conditioners more susceptible to needing repair and maintenance. This has led some homeowners to wonder if repairing or maintaining an AC unit is a do-it-yourself project.

Should You Try to Fix Your Air Conditioner Yourself?

The short answer is no. Attempting do-it-yourself repairs or maintenance comes with several dangers. HVAC professionals possess the necessary tools, knowledge, and experience to safely work on air conditioners. When individuals engage in DIY projects, they put themselves at risk of electrocution or damage to their skin and eyes from contact with pressurized refrigerant. Even the dust particles circulating in the unit can cause eye and skin irritation if proper protection isn’t worn during contact.

Mistakes Can Impact Equipment Efficiency

Another reason to avoid do-it-yourself air conditioning maintenance is that even if you’re able to repair or maintain your system, it’s unlikely to operate at peak efficiency. Trained HVAC technicians avoid making rookie mistakes, such as improper adjustments to the thermostat or hindering optimal airflow or drainage. Professionals ensure the job is done correctly, resulting in more efficient equipment operation. Many do-it-yourself jobs can have a detrimental impact on equipment efficiency.

Quality HVAC Service in South East Texas

At Big Fish Cooling & Heating, we’ve built a reputation as a premier choice for heating and cooling services in the area. We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and our team works with Energy Star-certified products whenever possible. We’re proud to be a member of Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).

Our services include HVAC repair, installation, and maintenance. We install ductless systems, work on residential and commercial projects, handle duct repair and air balancing, install humidifiers, and work to improve indoor air quality. Contact Big Fish Cooling & Heating today to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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