The Internet has really given many homeowners and property owners the gift of DIY. As a matter of fact, it’s a widely celebrated gift that more and more people are now willing to take the place of professional AC technicians for their new AC installation needs. It may really sound harmless, and for some it could be a fun project especially if you’re thinking of nailing it just like a pro would.
So there’s nothing wrong about undertaking a DIY AC installation project, right? Of course. But if you’re totally clueless about the considerations and consequences that may result from doing it without professional background, you might want to read up on the following:
- If you mess things up and some of the parts get damaged in the process, your manufacturer’s warranty won’t be any good.
Manufacturers of AC systems generally give generous warranty privileges, but these come on one very crucial condition: the unit must not have been tampered with by a non-pro’s hands. Once this clause has been violated, the warranties would no longer apply.
- Improper and incorrect handling may pose serious risks on your safety.
AC installation involves direct handling of electric and refrigerant materials. Safety relies on the proper and correct execution of the procedure. Electrocution and the unsafe release of refrigerants into the ozone layer are two of the major risks people may face when they go about AC installation without any professional knowledge and experience.
- Unsuccessful attempts could also mean wasted time and wasted investment.
Let’s face it – there’s always that risk of messing things up when you’re doing something for the first time. Same possibility applies to first time AC installers, too. If you’re taking on your own AC installation project, make sure you’re also ready to buy some spare parts, and are willing to invest in installation tools that will only be used once, ever – unless you’re also working on making a career out of it.