HVAC Repair: When to DIY and When to Call the Pros

January 16, 2020
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There are some HVAC repairs you can do yourself in your Hallsville, Texas, home. But you should leave most jobs to the professionals. Here are a couple of HVAC repairs you can DIY and a couple that you should hire a professional for:

DIY Job: Clear Debris Around Your System

Ensuring that your vents, ducts and outdoor units are free of debris so that they may work efficiently is an easy task that you can handle yourself. You should:

  • Make an annual habit of checking your floor vents for items that may have fallen through the slits.
  • Make sure there isn’t debris in your outdoor unit.
  • Remove items that may be blocking vents so that your HVAC system can properly deliver the conditioned air.

DIY Job: Change Your Air Filter

Changing your air filter is easy and helps you keep your HVAC system clean and efficient. As your air filter does its job, it gets dirty and eventually clogs. You should change your air filter every month to ensure a clean HVAC system. As a result, it’ll operate more efficiently and require fewer repairs.

Pro Job: Your Furnace is Blowing Cold Air

If you find that your heating system is blowing cold air, call in the professionals to bring your system back up to par or see if it’s time for an upgrade. This problem might be caused by malfunctioning parts, which HVAC service technicians specialize in repairing.

Pro Job: HVAC System Doesn’t Turn On

When your HVAC system imply stops working entirely, it can be due to a multitude of reasons. One of the most difficult parts of resolving this problem is diagnosing what’s causing the shutdown. Even if you’re able to correctly diagnose the problem, DIY repairs might be dangerous or void your warranty. Therefore, you should seek professional help.

When you require professionals for your HVAC repair needs, give JD’s A/C a call at (903) 759-7483. Let us take care of the specialty and dangerous work for you so you can focus on other projects and stay safe.

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