Cold, clean air is what you expect to blow out of your air conditioner – especially in Florida. It’s noticeable when your AC is showing signs of a problem, since it’s one of the most important appliances in your home. It may seem like an easy fix for someone who likes to do it yourself, although attempting an AC repair without advanced knowledge on HVAC systems could end up costing you more later on.
AC Problems You Shouldn’t DIY
- Low Refrigerant: AC refrigerant is the chemical that cools the air flowing from your system. If your unit is blowing out warm air, it’s likely a problem with the refringent. Adding refrigerant seems like a simple solution, right? Unfortunately, there are a few more steps that a trained professional needs to do in order to recharge the system with the proper amount of chemicals.
- Inspections and Maintenance: The buildup of dirt and grime in and around your unit’s air filters, vents and air ducts can damage your AC and cause internal failures. Changing the air filters is something you can do on your own – but when it comes to corroded evaporator coils or clogged air ducts, it’s much safer to let the experts inspect and resolve the issue.
- Electrical Failure: The wear and tear of having the same system for a long time can lead to wire corrosion and control burn out. Electrical problems within the system can be dangerous to fix on your own. You could severely hurt yourself due to the electrical current, and you could cause irreversible damage to your AC system.
When Should I Call A Technician?
Your air conditioner is an intricate machine. If the problem is not as simple as replacing a dirty air filter, you should look into hiring a trained technician. A professional opinion of the problem could benefit your AC system and save you time, money and possibly your wellbeing.