When you buy a new air conditioner, you might be tempted to try installing it yourself. While it might appear cheaper to handle the AC work alone, doing so might actually cost you more money in the long term. Here are some reasons why you should refrain from DIY AC installation.
1. Voiding Your Warranty
Typically, any air conditioner you purchase should have a manufacturer’s warranty, which covers repairs associated with defective manufacturer components. Manufacturers may also offer warranties on parts prone to wear and tear. A well-written money-back installation guarantee makes sure you do not incur costs for any errors made during installation. Thus, issues related to improper AC installation are likely to void your warranty, especially if the one who installed the system was unlicensed. Therefore, DIY AC installation will void your warranty, and you will have to pay for the repair and replacement of parts. This can end up costing you thousands of dollars.
2. Safety Issues
Handling complex electrical appliances, such as ACs, requires specific training. A lack of proper skills in handling electrical components may get you electrocuted, which can sometimes be fatal. Electrical mistakes can also result in fire hazards in your home. ACs use refrigerants, which can be dangerous to your health when inhaled. You want to avoid making a mistake that can risk your health or property by working with a qualified technician.
3. Strenuous Physical Labor
DIY AC installation can be difficult since it requires great physical exertion as the outdoor unit is very heavy. If you are replacing an old AC, you will also need to remove it and make space for the new one. A technician will have all of the equipment and tools to make the job easier and to ensure that it’s done right the first time.
The Bottom Line
Installing an AC without the proper training, tools, and licenses will be difficult for the average homeowner. Poor AC installation risks your money in the long run as well as your comfort. Leave the work to the professionals to help avoid high repair costs and unnecessary breakdowns requiring an AC repair in the future.
Call the Experts
Baker Heating & Cooling is proud to provide fast and friendly heating and cooling services for residents of Surprise, AZ. We can take care of your installation, repair, and maintenance services as well as handle any indoor air quality needs. Our small, family-owned business has served the area since 2011, and we remain committed to customer satisfaction. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.