A home’s heating and cooling system is a cornerstone of comfortable living. Especially in the Atlanta area, maintaining a pleasant indoor environment throughout the hot summer months is a must. While it’s not quite rocket science, a home’s HVAC system can be a rather complicated assortment of mechanical components, ducts, plumbing, and electronics. HVAC repair is generally not something that homeowners should do themselves unless they have experience or it’s a minor repair.
Anyone Can Handle Small HVAC Repairs
There are a few DIY HVAC repairs that can substantially improve a system’s functioning and prolong its lifespan. One of the main causes of system breakdown or inefficient function is dirty, clogged air filters. Regularly replacing air filters is a straightforward task. Instructions are usually depicted on the box for the new filter and on the unit itself. Check the manufacturer’s suggestion for how often to swap out filters. Homeowners can also change thermostat batteries about as often as they swap out the batteries in their smoke alarms.
Serious HVAC Repairs Probably Require a Professional
If an HVAC system is broken or underperforming, finding the source of the problem will require a professional in most cases. For example, a common cause of A/C problems is a refrigerant leak. A homeowner would need specialized gauges to diagnose the leak and other tools not found in most garages to fix it.
Repairs Cost Money, but DIY Mistakes Are Truly Expensive
HVAC repairs can be costly, but not nearly as expensive as fixing a mistake. Any HVAC system has some components that must be handled with care, like electronics and compressors. If these are broken or damaged, they can be costly to fix. In addition to the financial cost, a homeowner could be injured dealing with hazardous chemicals and high voltage electricity that make an HVAC system operate.
HVAC repair is best left to the professionals, like the highly trained technicians at Gibby Mechanical. Our employees have the knowledge and experience to safely diagnose and correct issues with commercial and residential HVAC systems. Also, Gibby Mechanical offers routine maintenance to diagnose problems early and prevent costly repairs later on. If you need HVAC repair or have any questions about your home’s heating and cooling system, contact Gibby Mechanical today.