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Can I Do My Own AC Repairs?

In a word, no. Although we appreciate the go-get-’em attitude of DIY-enthusiasts everywhere, it’s important to make sure that you hire a professional to take care of any problems that may arise with your air conditioning system. Because of the complexity of the various materials, components, and mechanisms, working on the system is not meant for anyone without professional experience and training. As a homeowner, there are some things you can do to stay in control of your HVAC system, the most important of which is maintaining and replacing the air filter. Keeping it clean and fresh at all times is the best way to make sure that your components do not suffer unnecessary wear and tear. In today’s post, we’d like to explain why pursuing your own AC repairs in your Scottsdale home, or anywhere for that matter, is not a good idea.

If you’re having any problems and need AC repair in Scottsdale, AZ, call Goettl Good Guys.

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Do Your Own AC Repair

  • Hazardous. One of the major reasons why attempting to fix your AC is a bad idea is because it is hazardous. While refrigerant can be potentially dangerous, that’s not necessarily your primary concern. As you know well, your AC requires electricity to operate, and this means that certain components are potentially hazardous to handle. Moving components like fan blades can also pose a risk. An HVAC technician has been given safety training that keeps him out of trouble.
  • Further damage. Another consideration is that attempting to work on your AC without the proper knowledge can actually lead to further damage to your system than you had in the first place. This is because the entire system requires a balancing of various parts. Making an adjustment without knowing what you’re doing exactly can mean that another part of the system could be thrown out of sync.
  • Root of the problem. Often, problems with your AC are fairly complicated and solving them means getting to the root of the problem, not simply addressing the symptoms. An HVAC technician knows how the entire system cooperates, so he can quickly find the ultimate cause.

Call Goettl Good Guys for all of your AC repair needs in Scottsdale, AZ. We can make sure that your cooling is restored as quickly as possible – schedule an AC repair appointment today.


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Applicants meet the family dog before being hired and pass the Sadie test. If Sadie doesn’t like an applicant, we bet you won’t be comfortable with them in your home. We want to make it for sure that we are putting the right person in your house.