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5 Reasons You Should Leave AC Repairs to the Pros

shouldnt-attempt-ac-repairsThere isn’t a home improvement out there that you can’t do a quick internet search for and find a long list of do-it-yourself articles and videos. From gardening to car repairs, you can almost always find a few handy lists of “surefire” tips for how to take care of any problem without needing to pay a professional to do it.

For some jobs, a little bit of knowledge and some hard work is all it takes to be a do-it-yourselfer (like the above-mentioned gardening!). But this DIY culture can often lead homeowners astray, and too many people try to handle tasks that should only be completed by a professional in order to be done properly. One of these tasks is Boerne, TX air conditioner repairs.

Leave AC Repairs to the Pros

Air conditioners are part of everyday life during summers—and beyond, giving where we live! It’s only natural that you would want to try to fix a malfunctioning cooling system on your own to save money and time.

But on the contrary, this will probably waste your money and time, and potentially have even bigger consequences. No matter what type of cooling system you have in your home, only trained and licensed professionals like ours should tackle repairs, however minor they should be. But, why?

  1. We’ll Give You a Proper Diagnosis

Trusting a quick internet search to tell you exactly what is wrong with your air conditioner is like searching online for what’s causing a headache: you’re going to get so many possible ideas that you’ll be overwhelmed with information and may very likely jump to the wrong conclusion.

For instance, you may be searching for why your air conditioner is rapidly turning on and off—a process called short-cycling. Well, it could be due to a refrigerant leak. Or, it could be strain on a motor, failing capacitors, a clogged filter, a miscalibrated thermostat, or an incorrectly installed cooling system! This type of diagnosis requires a professional.

  1. We Have Professional-Grade Equipment and Tools

Most air conditioning repairs require the use of tools that only professionals have access to, as well as the training on how to use those tools or pieces of equipment.

  1. You Shouldn’t Handle Refrigerant

Refrigerant is an essential part of a cooling system’s operation, since it is what enables the system to transfer heat from one place to another. Refrigerant is potentially harmful if not handled correctly and disposed of in approved ways, which is why only a professional should handle this task.

  1. Your Warranty Will Remain In Effect

Attempting repairs on your own can lead to an early breakdown and costly AC replacement. But more than that, self-made repairs can render your warranty null and void. So when something does go wrong, you’ll be stuck handling the entire cost on your own.

  1. We’ll Get the Job Done Quickly!

Could you really imagine spending hours trying to fix a broken air conditioner on a hot day? Since you probably won’t be able to fix the root cause of the problem anyway, this will likely be a fruitless effort. Our professionals know how to get the work done quickly, without sacrificing quality. You’ll be back to enjoying the comfort of your home in no time!

For quality air conditioning services, contact Riteway Service Company.

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