6 Reasons To Leave Hvac Repairs To The Professionals

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While most home improvement projects seem simple, you’ll find that they are not as easy as the DIY YouTube video made them look once you get to them. The same goes for repairing your HVAC system.

Even if you feel like you can take on this repair project yourself, here are some reasons you should call a professional to do it:


Some air conditioning units come with a warranty that gets void if the appliances aren’t repaired or serviced by a certified technician.

Even though you may be tempted to fix the air conditioner yourself to get it up and running immediately, it is best to save your warranty and call a professional to avoid higher expenses later on.


Just like you would be careful with other appliances connected to electricity, you should also be wary of getting a shock from your HVAC system.

Most air conditioners run on 220 to 240 volts; if you don’t know what this means, this amount of voltage can be fatal. It’s better to call a technician than risking your safety to save a few pennies.


Your air conditioning system is more complex than you think, with multiple working parts inside. Chances are you may not be able to pinpoint the part that is causing issues, but a trained technician will diagnose the problem quickly and more efficiently.

Garage parts:

If you know which part needs to be replaced, you may still not have that part on hand. Air conditioner parts need to be ordered from specific suppliers and take a few days to deliver to your house. However, your air conditioner technician is likely to have those parts at hand.

Handling refrigerant:

Your air conditioning unit may not be working properly because it’s low on refrigerant.

A refrigerant is a substance or liquid that is used in HVAC systems to help it work efficiently. Handling this liquid requires special training and qualifications, which you may not have.

The CAA has outlined the guidelines to be followed when handling and maintaining refrigerant.. Professional technicians follow these instructions rigorously to ensure your safety.

Professionals are faster:

A common misconception is that performing repairs yourself will be faster than calling an air conditioning contractor and waiting for them to come. However, when performing repair jobs themselves, most people tend to make mistakes because they lack proper knowledge of air conditioning systems and worsen the problem.

To prevent this from happening, try to hire a 24-hour service such as George’s Plumbing & Heating to take care of your air conditioner repairs in London, Ontario. Not only will we save you time and frustration, but our prices are also too good to ignore. Contact us here or call us at (519) 851-2704 to book our services now.