Dangers & Problems of Installing an Air Conditioner Yourself
The Missouri summer heat can take a toll on residents in St. Charles and all across the St. Louis area. When the weather is hot, it is crucial to have a functioning air conditioner for your comfort and safety.
If you’re constructing a new home or have an old and failing AC system, installing a new air conditioner is necessary. While it may be tempting to install an AC yourself to save some money on ac installation costs, be aware. It can cause you more problems and costs in the long run.
Indoor Comfort Team has been providing quality air conditioning installation for homes in St. Charles and other Missouri towns for decades. Our skilled technicians often run into problems that were created by poor installation.
Whether it was installed by the homeowner or a bad contractor, improperly installed air conditioners can cause a lot of problems. It may likely even lead to more than you saved in the cost to install. Learn about some of the main reasons you shouldn’t attempt a Do It Yourself AC installation.
Might Void Your Warranty
When you have an air conditioning system installed by a qualified HVAC company, you will likely get a warranty for it.
A manufacturer warranty is a great benefit to homeowners. It can provide free or discounted AC repairs within a specific time and under certain conditions. One of the common conditions is that a licensed professional should install, repair or maintain the air conditioner.
If the warranty on an air conditioner you purchase has such requirements, you risk voiding it with a DIY AC installation. Check with a St Louis area HVAC company to learn about what sorts of warranties come with their AC installations. Learn more about our AC installation serves on our website to by calling us at (314) 230-9542.
HVAC installations are subject to local building codes and regulations. Professional technicians are knowledgeable about these requirements and ensure that installations meet the necessary standards. DIY AC installations may not comply with code, resulting in safety hazards and potential legal issues.
AC Installation is Dangerous
An air conditioner installation can be a very large task. It also can expose people in your household to serious injuries from chemical exposure if you don’t install it correctly.
You will also need to deal with refrigerant when installing an AC yourself. Air conditioners require the proper handling of refrigerants, which can be hazardous if not done correctly. Refrigerant leaks can cause health issues, and improper disposal can harm the environment. Certified technicians like ours at Indoor Comfort Team are trained in refrigerant handling and follow regulations to ensure safety.
Air conditioning units are heavy and can be challenging to maneuver. Improper lifting or installation techniques may result in strains, sprains, or even more severe injuries. Professionals have the necessary equipment and expertise to handle heavy units safely.
Installing an AC system involves handling electrical components. Doing any electrical work can be dangerous, especially if you lack the proper tools and skills for the task. Our Indoor Comfort Team is licensed and experienced at proper air conditioning installation. Hiring us or another St Louis area HVAC company for an experienced AC installation can protect you from such dangers.
AC System Might Fail to Operate Efficiently
Another reason DIY AC installation is not advisable is that the system might fail to operate efficiently because of poor installation. As mentioned earlier, our AC repair technicians routinely encounter a problem that was created due to bad installation. A handyman who claims to have AC installation experience might not be licensed. Or they may not have the necessary training to install modern home cooling systems.
Indoor Comfort Team is fully licensed, bonded and insured. Every member of our team of HVAC professionals goes through a background check. Our service technicians complete ongoing training.
An inefficient air conditioner makes your home uncomfortable, can cause premature wear and tear on the system and increases cooling costs. To avoid such cases, hire a professional to help achieve optimal system performance.
Incorrect installation can impact the performance and efficiency of your air conditioner. Poorly sealed ducts, improper refrigerant levels, or incorrect sizing can lead to inadequate cooling, poor energy efficiency, and higher utility bills.
Might Damage the Equipment
Since air conditioners are delicate, you should leave the installation job to experts with the skills and necessary equipment.
An AC installation you perform yourself could lead to your system needing premature repairs. This is especially likely because you lack the expertise to install it without causing damage. Hiring the pros for installation reduces the chances of repairing your air conditioner while it’s still new.
Several things can go wrong if you are planning a Do It Yourself AC installation. It’s advisable to hire experienced and qualified service technicians for professional installation. Call Indoor Comfort Team for more information about our air conditioning services, including our maintenance agreements. You can reach us at (314) 230-9542.
We provide quality complete home cooling installations to the entire St. Louis area including St. Charles. Indoor Comfort Team has been the HVAC company your friends and neighbors on both sides of the river have trusted since 1979. We are happy to provide a free quote on a new installation for your home. Give us a call or send us a message online.
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