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The Do’s and Don’ts of AC Repair

Air conditioners aren’t as simple as you might think. Homeowners, especially those DIYers, love to work on their own air conditioning systems because they think owning them makes them qualified to work on them. After all, with the advent of the internet, you’ve probably got access to some great online tutorials that can walk you through some quick repairs, right?

Nope! Even though it technically is your air conditioner, you might not have the equipment, the training, or the expertise to perform a repair. It doesn’t matter if these are small repairs or something major like a whole component replacement. Our team can provide quality air conditioning repair in Hammond, LA at an affordable price that keeps things like your warranty intact.

Steer clear of unrealistic promises and online tutorials that show you being able to do something that might not be safe.

What Should You NEVER Do?

We don’t mean to be Debbie Downers, but it’s important to get these points out of the way first. We don’t want homeowners making expensive mistakes that will likely cause them pain down the line. So, here are a few things that you should never—under any circumstances—perform for your AC.

  • Make repairs. You know that nice warranty that keeps your bills low and your happiness levels high? Yeah, that will quickly slip away if you ever open your air conditioner to perform repairs. You might think you’re saving money when you try DIY repairs, but you’re actually losing out on something very valuable since your system’s warranty could be voided if your AC unit is worked on by untrained hands.
  • Patch a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant leaks are not only hard to patch, but they can be dangerous for homeowners to or be around. Leave this kind of work to a pro.
  • Install or replace a system. We’re sure we don’t need to tell you about the pretty dire problems that come from an improperly set up air conditioner. You could need a very early replacement and some very expensive repairs that come from this kind of mishap.
  • Closs off air vents. Closing off air vents might sound like a good idea to keep certain areas cool this summer, but what’s really going to happen is your system will run inefficiently and you’ll be wasting energy and money.
  • Set the thermostat too low. Mild temperatures are the way to go. If temperatures are too low, your system will struggle to operate effectively without providing any measurable improvements to the temperature.

What You Should Do

Call for help! It might sound lame, or you might lose DIY points at the next barbeque when you’re talking with other handypersons, but it’s the truth. When you call for professional help, you’re not gambling with the health of your air conditioner. You’re getting it fixed at an affordable rate by certified, licensed, and trained professionals. Our technicians aren’t just people looking for some quick cash, they’re trained technicians that are constantly working on high-tech equipment designed to efficiently keep homes cool.

When you need it done right, call Professional Heating & Air!

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