When something like a lightbulb or door handle needs to be fixed or replaced at home, often homeowners are more than comfortable doing it themselves. But when it comes to major home comfort system installations like replacing an AC, it should absolutely be left to the professionals. If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Sure, I think I can replace my own air conditioner,” here are some reasons why you should rethink that decision.
Training and Tools
Replacing an AC involves more than just picking up the unit, plugging it in, and enjoying the cool air. Air conditioners are extremely complex systems that need to be installed properly and precisely to be sure they function safely and reliably. Professional HVAC technicians carry specialized tools and have been given the proper training to know exactly how to use them. If you try to replace your air conditioner without the proper tools or training, you could damage your brand new system to the point of no repair.
Another massive issue when it comes to trying to replace the AC yourself is not having the right certification to work with refrigerants. It is a requirement in Canada that anyone handling this kind of material holds a certificate from the province they are working in. This certification indicates that the holder completed a course, as dictated in the Refrigerant Code of Practice, on environmental awareness in relation to recycling, recovery and the handling procedures for halocarbon refrigerants. If you have not completed this training, you will be unable to safely or legally install a cooling system.
To retain any warranties on your new air conditioner, manufacturers require that the system be professionally installed and serviced by a licensed company. As mentioned before, ACs are very complex, which means there are numerous issues that could stem from an improper installation, and manufacturers do not want to assume any responsibility for damages that come as a result of a DIY installation. This is why when you are filling out warranty paperwork, the name and contact information of the installation company is always required.
If you are ready to upgrade to a new air conditioner, give the experts at Delta Air Systems Ltd. a call to be sure your cooling system is installed correctly!
Delta Air Systems is proud to continue providing quality cooling service to the Kitchener-Waterloo area for the past 65 years. Our team of certified specialists and technicians work hard to ensure complete customer satisfaction on every air conditioner installation.