Goettl Air conditioning unit

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.


What Our Customers Say About Us

Linda LuduenaLinda Luduena
17:35 28 Feb 24
Frank identified the need for new faucets in the master bath and discussed my preferences. The type of faucet being replaced is no longer available (mini wide spread) so he had to do some research to come up with a solution. Had to be ordered, not surprisingly, and we appreciate his conscientious performance.
Nicole DrummNicole Drumm
17:31 28 Feb 24
Jehad was polite and respectful in my home. He completed the job timely and professionally. Highly recommend.
Paul FrenchPaul French
15:37 28 Feb 24
Jehad did a great job with the AC tune-up, and it was all free due to my past services with them!
Calvin ThompsonCalvin Thompson
03:13 28 Feb 24
This was my first service with this company and it was a pleasant one. The technicians were professional and polite and quickly resolved a minor scheduling conflict. Interaction with a sales manager for a quote on needed equipment was equally pleasant.
Darren HarvickDarren Harvick
17:12 19 Feb 24
Nacho, Mike, and Ernesto did a wonderful job on our unit. Professional and courteous!
Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
16:23 19 Feb 24
Peter came out to check over our system. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Juan CalderonJuan Calderon
00:35 19 Feb 24
Billy was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He was awesome!
Christopher GonzalezChristopher Gonzalez
00:23 19 Feb 24
Roy Adame did my AC furnace tune up that is part of my Goettl Sadie membership. He did a great job in explaining what he was doing and checking for. He gave me his expertise recommendation and advice on what to do to have my AC furnace and compressor running better, smoother, and to give off better quality air flow throughout my house. Thank You Roy !
Melinda MoralesMelinda Morales
00:07 19 Feb 24
Joseph was very friendly and professional. He did an awesome job installing our bathroom faucet.
Jessica TurnerJessica Turner
16:59 11 Feb 24
Plumber Joshua Lopez was AWESOME!
Paul RenobatoPaul Renobato
16:18 11 Feb 24
Husam showed up today and provided great service!
02:32 11 Feb 24
Signed up for the Sadie membership as a a preventative measure to avoid bigger problems down the line. Had my appointment to check my system today and to my surprise the tech discovered a huge gash in my ductwork! Thankfully so because the ductwork up there is a very tight space which I could never squeeze myself into and would’ve gone unnoticed for who knows how long. Huge thank you to Technician Roy Adame for making the trip out on a Saturday afternoon, going the extra mile to fully inspect the system in a tight space, and fully explaining the possible causes of the damage and the impact it would on the system performance. 🙏🏼🤙🏼🫡👏🏼🙂
Melton CerritosMelton Cerritos
23:26 10 Feb 24
Peter was great. He was very thorough on explanation of the units and what needed to be done very grateful for his information.
Crepelandia 210Crepelandia 210
21:17 10 Feb 24
Carlos MacedoCarlos Macedo
17:45 02 Feb 24
Abdiel Chavez was our service technician today for Goettl. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous and the work was done smoothly and in a timely manner. We enjoying meeting Abdiel and having him in our home.
Kevin KeithKevin Keith
15:03 02 Feb 24
Tyler did a great job. Fair, honest and while informing me of offers didn’t try and up-sell me. Definitely will use again
Jakki SincereJakki Sincere
08:28 02 Feb 24
Great customer interaction. Products are too expensive and unrealistic for the average customers 😫
Dave HazzardDave Hazzard
03:48 02 Feb 24
Adrianne FryeAdrianne Frye
01:36 02 Feb 24
Jonathan arrived promptly and was very professional. His diagnosis of the problems was efficient and he spent time to explain the repair process in detail. We were impressed with the quality of service provided.
Rudy MolinaRudy Molina
16:54 31 Jan 24
Nathan was friendly, professional, and vey informative. Definitely recommend.