Boston, MA is as cold a city as they come in the winter, and breakdowns in your heating system need to be addressed quickly. The advent of YouTube has allowed for the spread of do-it-yourself videos, which may convince enterprising handymen to attempt repairs on their heating or air conditioning systems themselves. In almost every case, this is a terrible mistake. Your HVAC system is a complicated piece of equipment requiring a trained and licensed professional to properly address. Here are 3 specific reasons to always trust a professional.
The most important reason for trusting a professional is safety. Improperly installed heaters run the risk of venting toxic gasses into your home, while electrical shorts could start a fire. Poorly distributed heat runs a similar fire risk and without proper licensing, there may be a number of safety checks that an earnest do-it-yourselfer might miss. Trained professionals know how to perform heating repairs and installation with your safety at the absolute top of their minds.
A poor installation doesn’t have to cause severe safety concerns to still be a waste. Heaters that lack proper installation will not perform as efficiently as they could, leaving them vulnerable to higher bills and increased wear and tear. Furthermore, if something goes wrong during a self-installation, you’re responsible for the added cost of fixing it, while a licensed and bonded technician need never worry about such concerns.
Even the most avid do-it-yourselfer likely hasn’t installed or a repaired an HVAC system more than a handful of times at the most. A trained technician, on the other hand, usually deals with dozens of heating or larger HVAC repair cases a year, giving him or her the experience you need to get the repair completed the right way.
Trust the pros at Cooling Unlimited to handle repairs or installation services on your heater or HVAC system overall!