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Even if you have experience with do-it-yourself projects, DIY HVAC repair is something you should avoid. With the technology and hardware involved in today’s HVAC units, it’s not advisable to maintain or repair them yourself. Below are five reasons to avoid DIY HVAC repairs in your Stafford, VA, home.

Compromised Warranty

Your HVAC warranty protects your unit in the event of a malfunction. But you have to make sure you don’t accidentally void your warranty. Your warranty covers your HVAC unit only if a professional service technician is the one who provides maintenance and repair work. This leaves proof of maintenance and repairs in the form of paperwork.

Electricity is Dangerous

While you may have experience with static electricity, the amount of electricity your HVAC system uses is more dangerous. In addition, an HVAC system uses high voltage, which is why it’s best to let a trained service technician perform maintenance and repair work.

Improper Tools

While you may have the tools you need for minor repairs around the home, HVAC systems require special tools and equipment. Professional service technicians already have the tools they need to maintain and repair your system properly.

Reduced Efficiency

One of the major benefits of having a professional service technician provide repairs and maintenance to your HVAC system is that they can improve your unit’s efficiency. Conversely, if you perform DIY repairs to your system, you risk lowering its efficiency to substandard levels, increasing your utility bills.

Refrigerant Regulations

Another reason you should avoid DIY HVAC repair and maintenance is potential exposure to refrigerants. Not only do you not know the laws and regulations, but only certified people should handle and dispose of refrigerants. In addition, a refrigerant leak impacts your indoor air quality, as it has toxic halocarbons.

Don’t take the risk of injuring yourself by repairing your own HVAC system. Instead, contact Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning today to have our service technicians take care of all your HVAC repair and installation needs.

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