Can I Service My Air Conditioner by Myself?

April 20, 2023
HVAC repair in Dexter, MO

If you’ve noticed that your air conditioner isn’t functioning properly, you may have started to do some research. You may even have a good guess as to what’s going on, and perhaps you’re wondering whether you can handle the repair on your own. While doing the service on your own may seem like a practical solution, it can potentially lead to serious issues. These problems could become fairly major and far more complicated than the original situation. Because of this, you shouldn’t try to service your own AC unless you’re a qualified professional.

Keep Yourself Safe

Air conditioners can remove heat from your indoor air through the use of refrigerant. Sometimes, this refrigerant can get lost through a leak. That leak needs to be fixed and the refrigerant needs to be brought to optimal levels. However, it’s easier said than done. Refrigerant is highly toxic, so you need to be extremely careful around it. It’s better to leave any work involving refrigerant to the technicians. You don’t want to get hurt, cause any damage to your home, or put any other people or any animals in your household at risk.

Protect Your System

As you know, an air conditioner represents a significant investment. You won’t want to damage any components inadvertently when attempting a DIY repair. Unfortunately, this can easily happen if you’re not experienced in the field. Certain parts are vulnerable to damage when you’re tinkering around the inside the system. A simple mistake could lead to a very complex and costly scenario. Even if the resulting situation isn’t that bad, your air conditioner’s efficiency might be compromised, and you could end up facing higher utility bills.

Let Us Handle the Job

Carlos Warren & Son can take care of any AC service needs for customers in the Dexter region. Founded in 1974, we have nearly 50 years of experience. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to get your AC back into shape. We also deal with heating systems, water heaters, and generators. Call us at Carlos Warren & Son today to set up an appointment!

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