We’ve all dealt with problems with our heating and air conditioning systems. Sometimes it’s just a matter of clearing away some plants or shrubbery around the outdoor unit or changing an air filter. Most times though, it’s a bit more complicated. Not cooling properly, running all the time, constantly going on and off quickly – these are just some of the problems that can come up.
You may be tempted to try a DIY fix, but often that may create more problems! Ultimately, your best bet is to hire a professional HVAC tech. Keep reading for some reasons why it’s such a good idea or give our West Milford HVAC company a call today!
A professional HVAC tech has years or decades of experience working on HVAC systems. In their career, they work on various brands of HVAC systems and are familiar with the differences (and quirks) of the different manufacturers. They also have been trained and certified to work on the various systems and are continually training and updating their skills. This allows them to quickly troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair your system. Learn more about the Mark Lindsay and Son team here!
HVAC systems are complicated and require specific tools to do the job. Most of these aren’t available to the public. First off, there’s the electrical connections. Most units have various circuit boards, electrical connections, motors, etc. You need to be careful when dealing with these items. The risk of electrocution is there, along with short circuits, etc. You need to be trained and certified to do any electrical work, and your tech is trained and certified to do so. Then, there are the gasses and other chemicals used in your HVAC. These are usually dangerous if not handled properly. The coolant for your A/C system and connecting gas or oil lines to your heater also need to be done by a certified technician.
If an HVAC system is improperly installed, it can cause future problems. An incorrectly installed system will work harder to heat or cool your home and will malfunction or wear out prematurely. If a system is installed properly by a trained professional, it will be the right size for the application (home or business), and will work as intended. It will be efficient, reliable, and last a long time with proper maintenance.
Who doesn’t like to save time and money? Everyone’s lives are busy, and things have gotten expensive lately. Any chance you have to save time and money is a chance worth taking. Hiring a professional HVAC tech is one way. They have the tools, training, and experience to do the job right, quickly, and efficiently. They know the ins and outs of HVAC systems and can handle any issues during an installation, service, or repair call.
Whether a routine service call, a repair, or a complete installation, a professional HVAC Technician can do it faster than you can. You COULD try it yourself, but it would be a long, expensive ordeal. You’d need to buy the necessary tools, some of which are quite expensive. You need to learn how to use the tools (those YouTube videos can get tedious), and then actually put in the system, which could take a while.
If you hire a professional, you hire someone who can get your system installed, tested, and up and running in a matter of hours. Plus, you won’t have a bunch of expensive tools lying around collecting dust. Actually, you’ll probably never use those tools again, and they will take up space in your garage or shed. If your system does need maintenance or service (regular maintenance is the best idea), your tech will be there quickly, find and fix the problem, and have your system up and running properly in a short time.
If your system is under warranty, you’ll need to have it serviced by a professional in order to maintain the warranty. Also, it’ll need to be installed by a professional to have the warranty stay in force. If something does go wrong, it’ll be covered by the warranty. Having the work done by a professional will maintain the warranty and give your peace of mind.
You may have tried “repairing” or “fixing” something mechanical before. Then, when it breaks…again…you get that sideways look from your partner. The look that says, “Really??” Save yourself “the look” – call a professional!
If your HVAC system needs service, repair or replacement, our trained, professional HVAC techs can help. Call us at Mark Lindsay and Son Heating & Plumbing and we’ll be there to diagnose, repair, service, or help you choose the new HVAC system that’s right for you.