DIY projects are generally fun and are genius ways to save money on otherwise expensive services or ready-made products. And with the Internet dishing out as much information as people think they need, it seems nothing is impossible! However, careful considerations have to be made when undertaking DIY projects, not just for one, but many reasons.
One of the things that must not be done without professional qualifications or experience is AC installation. In order to maximize the functions and lifespan of your AC system, the unit must be properly and safely installed. Only a professional AC mechanic who has undergone proper training and has sufficient technical background on AC systems would know the safety implications of complete AC installation.
If you’re thinking of going about some AC installation on your own, pause and ponder on these things first before you finally decide:
1. Any damage incurred from unauthorized access or handling of an AC unit’s parts will result in a void manufacturer’s warranty.
The best part about owning a high-quality, branded AC unit is that you can always have it replaced for free if any faults or flaws should arise within the given period. You may even have it serviced for free! However, manufacturers have made a point to not honor warranties if the item was damaged due to improper handling by repair or installation done by a non-professional.
2. Safety takes a backseat when it comes to DIY AC installation.
Installing an AC system is not as easy as putting together furniture pieces to create a certain aesthetic effect. It’s much more than that. AC installation involves being in close contact with electricity-supplied devices, which poses risk for electric shock. It also involves handling refrigerants, which, when released into the atmosphere, have negative environmental impacts. Proper safety compliance must be observed, which is only learned in technical school and trainings.
3. DIY installation can be expensive, if you don’t have the right tools yet.
AC installation requires certain tools that aid in the efficiency and promotion of safety. One must also have the right gears that serve as protection from any injuries. If you don’t have any of these, you will have to invest in tools and gears that you won’t actually be needing until your next AC purchase. Pricey, right?