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Why Trying DIY AC Repair Is a Mistake


Doing DIY repairs in your house might feel like an adventure, even if it still is a chore. People often enjoy finding ways to solve problems themselves so they can save money. Plus, there are all these nifty tools in a house just begging to finally get used!

If you have some of those great tools, we hope you get a chance to use them some day. But please don’t use them for an AC repair! Air conditioning systems are complex refrigeration devices that require specialized tools and training to work on effectively. If you’re looking for air conditioning repair in Pensacola, please start off right by calling the Peaden Pros to handle the job.

Why We Discourage DIY Work

No, it’s not just because we want you to hire us! (We do appreciate choosing us, however.) Anyone with experience in HVAC discourages DIY work for these reasons:

  • Safety: Air conditioning units involve electrical components and refrigerants, both of which can pose serious safety hazards if handled improperly. There is a risk of electrical shocks, refrigerant exposure, and other injuries when attempting DIY repairs.
  • System complexity: Modern AC units are intricate systems with many interconnected parts. Without proper training and understanding, it’s easy to misdiagnose an issue or even cause more damage to the system.
  • Warranty issues: Many AC units come with manufacturer warranties that require professional maintenance and repairs. Attempting DIY fixes can void these warranties, leaving you with hefty repair or replacement costs.
  • Efficiency and longevity: Improper repairs can reduce the efficiency of your AC unit, leading to higher energy bills and a shortened lifespan for the system. Professional repairs ensure your system runs smoothly and efficiently.
  • Costly mistakes: While DIY might seem like a cost-saving option, mistakes can be expensive to fix. What might start as a minor repair can quickly escalate into a major issue if not handled correctly.

You Can Troubleshoot—But Know Where to Draw the Line

It’s okay to do a bit of troubleshooting to identify the basic reason for your AC’s malfunction. Simple checks like ensuring the thermostat is set correctly, the air filter is clean, or the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped can be useful first steps. However, when it comes to more complicated issues, it’s important to recognize when it’s time to call in the professionals. If your AC isn’t cooling properly, is making strange noises, or has a refrigerant leak, these are clear signs that professional expertise is needed.

Call the Peaden Pros for Your AC Repairs

At Peaden, we understand the importance of a functioning air conditioning system, especially in Pensacola’s hot climate. Our team of trained professionals is equipped to handle all your AC repair needs efficiently and safely. We offer same-day service and back up our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Don’t risk the comfort and safety of your home—leave the repairs to us. (You’ll get a chance to use those tools someday, we promise.)

Call today to discover The Peaden Way: Service Is Our Passion, Safety Is Our Priority, Satisfaction Is Our Promise. 

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