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Why DIY AC Service Doesn’t Cut It

When you notice something going wrong with your air conditioner, your first instinct may be to do a search online and figure out how you can fix it yourself. However, your air conditioner is a very intricate machine with many components that have to work together.

If you don’t have experience in the HVAC industry, you could easily do more harm than good, even with the best intentions. Instead, you should schedule an appointment for professional air conditioning service in High Bridge, NJ. Keep reading to learn more about why AC experts are so important for repairs and maintenance. 

Role of Homeowner Maintenance 

You do have some responsibility as a homeowner to complete maintenance tasks for your air conditioner. Examples include changing out the air filter each month, pouring vinegar in the condensate drain line to prevent clogs, and gently hosing off your outdoor unit when it gets dirty. But outside of these tasks, you should leave any repairs or troubleshooting up to the professionals.

The maintenance that you do complete as a homeowner plays a major role in how well your air conditioner operates. In fact, completing homeowner maintenance consistently every month is one of the best ways to care for your air conditioner and make sure that it is always in good working order. You can prevent a lot of problems and repair needs simply by taking good care of your air conditioner across its lifespan.

And of course, we also encourage you to pay close attention to how your air conditioner operates. It is important for you to be familiar with what sounds and functions are normal for your air conditioner so that you know when something out of the ordinary happens. When you do you notice anything unusual with your air conditioner, whether it’s a loud noise or a change and cooling cycles, you should give our team a call right away.

Importance of Professional Maintenance

Our team of technicians have a lot of education that backs their experience in the industry. We have all of the necessary certifications to work on your air conditioner and that makes a huge difference when it comes to getting the job done right. You want to have a team working on your air conditioner who knows the system inside and out with the education to back that up.

Over the years of our experience in the industry, we have seen it all, and we have helped homeowners with a wide variety of air conditioning problems. Our goal is not to just fix the problem and move on. We want to get down to the root cause of the problem, and make sure that we prevent it from happening again in the future. 

When you attempt repairs on your own, you run a variety of risks. First, you could do something wrong and make the problem worse. You’ll still end up needing to give our team a call to schedule service, but you’ll probably end up paying more and having a bigger repair to make. The other problem is that you are not qualified to work on many components of your air conditioner, like refrigerant lines and electrical connections. 

Completing any work on your own can void your manufacturer’s warranty and risk a problem if you ever sell your home in the future. If any home inspection reports return evidence that work was completed on your air conditioner without an expert technician, you may have to have the work redone anyway.

Contact Schaible’s Plumbing & Heating Inc. to schedule an appointment for air conditioner services that get the job done.

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