Heat pumps have a simple mode of operation where they transfer heat from the indoor space to the outdoor space or vice versa. It can be tempting to want to fix some components of the heat pump to save time and money. However, if you try to perform a heat pump repair or maintenance, you open your home to the risks below:
1. You Void Your System Warranty
Most of the components of the heat pump come with a warranty. If you fail to call a professional to maintain or repair the heat pump, you void the warranty. Further, most HVAC professionals offer a warranty on their workmanship after installation, and tampering with the heat pump voids that warranty.
In case of a manufacturer defect that a warranty would otherwise take care of, you may have to buy new components. Warranties have a clause that requires only professionals to work on the heat pump.
2. Risk of Electrocution and Poisoning
There is a danger of electric shock or worse an electrocution if you touch the wrong wire. Worse yet, you can cause a fire and the DIY repair ends with a refrigerant mishap. If you don’t have the necessary tools, you can inhale refrigerant which can poison you.
3. Longer Repair Time
HVAC repair should not take more than a few hours. Depending on the complexity of the repair project, professionals take a short time to complete repairs because they have the necessary tools, skills, and experience. Handling repairs quickly ensures that your home stays comfortable.
4. Reduced System Efficiency
Professionals understand how to tune up the heat pump to enhance its efficiency. Tasks such as incorrectly calibrating the thermostat or not measuring refrigerant correctly can affect the efficiency of the heat pump and also the airflow.
You may not have the tools, and the skills to handle a heat pump, so let a professional help you. Call One Choice Mechanical for air conditioning and heating services in Briarwood, KY.
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