DIY home repairs are tempting, as they can help you avoid the expense of professional service. However, you should avoid most DIY home repairs when it comes to the HVAC system in your Oak Ridge, North Carolina, home. Not only do you risk damage to your heater or air conditioner with DIY home repairs, but you will almost certainly void your warranty. Always avoid the following DIY repairs.

HVAC Electrical Issues

Electrical problems are some of the most difficult to handle. If your air conditioner, heater, or thermostat won’t turn on, this could indicate a problem with the wiring or connections. This isn’t something you should try to repair yourself. You can check the breaker to see if you need to reset it, but don’t tamper with anything else. Contact a trusted professional for a safe HVAC repair.

Component Repairs and Replacements

There are many essential components in your HVAC system that may fail. But diagnosing the problem and finding the right solution is something that’s always better left to a professional. Replacing anything from the blower to the belts can be tricky, and even a minor error may damage your system. The only part of the HVAC system that you should handle yourself is the filter. You can and should change the filter yourself at least once every three months (or sooner) if you notice issues with your indoor air quality.

Interior Maintenance

There are many important maintenance tasks that will help your HVAC system run as efficiently as possible. However, most of these should only be handled by a professional. Never take your system apart or attempt to clean the interior components. The best way to get the internal components of your HVAC system cleaned is to schedule a professional maintenance visit. It’s best to schedule your air conditioning maintenance annually in the spring and heater maintenance once a year in the early autumn.

Anytime you need heating or AC repair, contact our professionals at Air Treatment Inc. at 336-790-3206. We always make sure the job is done right.

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