If you are having issues with your HVAC system, or want to upgrade to a new system, you may have thought of the possibility of doing it yourself vs hiring an HVAC contractor.


When weighing the possibilities of how you want to approach getting your air conditioning unit or furnace worked on, here are some things to consider.


Your Safety


When working on an air conditioning unit, it can be dangerous if you do not know what the possible hazards are. Whether you are trying or not, you may be putting yourself in danger.


There are risks of cutting yourself on sharp metal objects as well as fan blades, frayed wires and more. The danger of being shocked by the A/C unit may not only create burns or a tingling sensation but can also be lethal.


The other thing to consider is the refrigerant that is in your unit. To handle freon you need to be certified, and any mishaps like buying it illegally or improper disposal can result in thousands of dollars in fines from the EPA (Clean Air Act). Freon is also highly toxic to breathe in, may cause frostbite if exposed to the skin, and should only be handled by professionals.


Knowledge of certified HVAC contractors


Changing out your central air conditioning unit or furnace is not a simple do it yourself job. Doing this requires experience and extensive knowledge to be done correctly, and in a timely manner. When you hire a reputable HVAC contractor, they are certified and bring the right experience forward to perform this scope of work.


Not knowing what you are doing can not only cause the time for the job to be completed to be much longer, but the possibility of the problem not being fixed, or the new unit being installed incorrectly. When considering doing this job yourself, think about the time vs money factor, and that the investment of hiring a professional is the right choice.


Great Results in a Timely Manner


In the fast-paced, busy world that we live in, we all don’t always have hours or even days to let go to waste. Hiring a professional HVAC technician ensures that you will get the work that you need to be done finished fast, and done the right way. With the quick results, you will be able to enjoy the comforts of living in your home immediately and not have to worry if you have fine tunes your unit to the specifications needed to cool your home.


If you would like to hire a professional HVAC contractor, consider John Piccirilli Plumbing & Heating of Conklin. We are always standing by to take your call, and can have our technician at your home to make an assessment in an hour or less! If you would like a consultation call us now at (607) 775-1316.