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Don’t Do-It-Yourself! The Dangers Of DIY AC Repair

Many homeowners try to be handymen when fixing broken things around their homes. And if you are among them, you may be easily tempted to perform DIY AC repair. Should you give in? Please don’t!

DIY AC repairs can lead to lots of expensive consequences. Here are top 5 reasons why we don’t recommend homeowners to handle AC problems on their own.

AC Repair Is Complicated

Professionals have spent many hours to learn and understand the nuts and bolts of an AC unit. And while it may look pretty simple to an ordinary individual like you, it’s actually a complex thing. An inexperienced hand can easily damage the parts and cause the system to become less efficient. Trust us to do hard repair jobs for best results.

Electrical Dangers

Air conditioning systems are connected to a high-voltage electrical circuit which can result in critical injury when inexpertly handled. If you don’t have any experience in the field, we recommend you leave to job to the experts. Protect your investment by minimizing this risk.

DIY Repairs Are Expensive

Do you think that fixing your AC on your own is a practical move? Unfortunately, that’s not the case. You probably have to buy some tools to do the repair. And a single mistake can cause you to spend more money to fix the problem. In the end, you may end up shelling more than what you could have spent if you just hired a professional.


AC repairs aren’t actually time-saving, as opposed to what you might have believed.  Your AC units are complex machines with many moving parts. You may have all the guides online, but finding the fault on your own is almost next to impossible. That’s why we keep on telling our customers that there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution to an AC problem— it takes time and professional expertise to get it right.

DIY Could Nullify Your Warranty

Performing DIY AC repair may void your warranty. And if that’s the case, you will have to pay out of pocket for costly repairs. This is one good reason why it’s always best to leave AC problems to the professionals.

Resist The Temptation Of DIY AC Repair

Let us save you from injury and other expensive consequences of DIY AC repair. Our expert technicians at Harkins Air Conditioning, Heating & Controls have the expertise and resources to handle all kinds of AC problems…the PROFESSIONAL way.