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Air Conditioner Needs Repair? Don’t Go DIY

Mar 30, 2018
Air Conditioner

Air Conditioner Needs Repair? Don’t Go DIY

You’re sleeping comfortably at night in your Lexington home and suddenly your air conditioner goes out. In the middle of the night, there’s nothing you can do except wait for the next day to fix the problem. Now, the next day you go to YouTube and search for DIY AC repairs, thinking you’ll just be able to fix the problem on your own without having to spend on repairs by a professional technician.

You have made a mistake by thinking you can fix the air conditioner on your own. We’ll tell you why you cannot repair the air conditioner on your own and should hire a professional technician to do the job.

1.     Complex Mechanics

Air conditioners are complex. You might be able to fix a broken light switch or clear a jammed garbage disposal on your own, if you’re are a DIY enthusiast. But, when it comes to air conditioner repairs, it isn’t possible to complete the repairs, unless you have gone through extensive training.

Professional technicians spent years in training, learning about the mechanics of air conditioners and parts in different models. For a normal homeowner, it isn’t possible to acquire such information just by watching a YouTube video or learning about air conditioners through the internet.

2.     Proper Equipment and Tools

Air conditioner repairs mostly require sophisticated equipment which homeowners don’t have at hand. These tools are very expensive and hard to find in local hardware stores. Even if you do get your hands on these tools from somewhere, you’ll never know how to use them to detect the fault in your air conditioner and make the repairs.

Professional technicians always have the equipment and tools required to make all kinds of air conditioner repairs. So why the hassle to look for equipment, when you can just hire a professional technician who has all the required tools at hand?

3.     Safety Issues

In your Cincinnati home, air conditioner repairs mean dealing with chemicals and electricity. Since you’re not aware how to mitigate safety risks, you’re always in danger of being electrocuted. If anything goes wrong during the repairs, the result could be fatal. Is saving a few bucks from not hiring professional technician really worth your life? Obviously not! So, don’t ever attempt DIY AC repairs.

4.     Insurance and Warranty

In terms of finances, the biggest consequence of DIY AC repairs is that you can void your air conditioner warranty if any damage occurs during the service. HVAC companies have insurance and warranties for their air conditioner repair services, which means that they’ll cover any damage that occurs during repairs by their technician.  

5.     Time is Money

You’ve heard the phrase, “time is money”. Since you’re not familiar with an air conditioner, when you’ll attempt the repairs, it’ll take you hours to first detect the fault and more to repair it. You’ll lose money in this sense and there’s also a chance that you may damage your air conditioner during the repairs. It is better to save your time and money by just hiring a professional technician who’ll complete the repairs in a few hours.

Hiring a Professional Technician

We’re sure by now you have dropped the idea of DIY AC repairs and will look for a professional technician if your air conditioner ever breaks down. If you’re looking for a professional technician, turn to Climate Control. The service is available 24/7 so call anytime you need air conditioner repairs.


If you are in search of a reliable service that can install and maintain HVAC systems in your home, turn to Climate Control. Get a FREE estimate of the cost by getting in touch with them by dialing 859-469-4182. They have served the Lexington area since 1968 and are known for their honest approach to their clients. The service is available 24/7 so call now.

About The Author

Dan Detmer
Dan Detmer is the owner of Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan purchased Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning based on their strong reputation in the Lexington community.If you have any questions feel free to tweet @HVACClimate and we will get right back with you!
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