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Why Hire a Las Vegas HVAC Contractor When You Could Do It Yourself

Cutting corners when it comes to your HVAC repairs could end up costing you more in the long run. It’s tempting to not make a service call to a Las Vegas HVAC contractor. However, in a system as complex and expensive as your HVAC, the risk of damaging your unit simply isn’t worth the savings. Small things, like changing a filter or gently spraying the outside unit to remove dirt, are easy and straightforward, but any job that requires you to shut off the electricity and open the casing are more serious than you may think without proper training. Attempting to tackle these issues on your own will only lead to more problems.

Las Vegas HVAC contractors are the safest solution to your HVAC issues for four very important reasons.

  1. HVAC work is dangerous – Your HVAC system can cause serious bodily harm in any number of ways. Moving fans cut off fingers, exposed wires can electrocute you, not to mention explosive gases, heat exposure and heights. HVAC contractors have years of experience dealing with these potential hazards, and they know how to keep themselves, and your property, safe.
  2. You might create a bigger problem – There’s a reason why it takes so long to become a certified HVAC technician, and it’s because the systems are complicated and have a lot of moving and interconnected parts. Minor repairs can become HVAC catastrophes, all because of the actions of the homeowner. For example, a homeowner thought he could replace a worn out belt on his own, but failed to get a replacement that fit correctly and caused the entire system to burn up. Another homeowner tried to save money by doing the annual maintenance himself and in the process, damaged his fan blades, costing him hundreds of dollars.
  3. You can void your warranty – All HVAC equipment comes with a manufacturer’s warranty to cover any failures caused by improper construction. Your HVAC contractor usually has a guarantee on labor after a new installation as well, but both of these protections may be voided if you try to do repairs on your own. Warranties and guarantees only pay out if a certified professional confirms the damage was not caused by neglect or homeowner interference. The last thing you want is to need a new HVAC unit because you thought you could open the case and make the repairs yourself.
  4. It’s a major hassle – Most of the time air conditioning contractors aren’t called out to do major repairs; they do mostly minor fixes and preventative maintenance that keep the larger problems at bay. A trained professional will be able to approach the problem in a timely manner and have the right tools for the job. On the other hand, a homeowner might spend the entire day on the same project and still not get all of the work done. The headaches, hassle and frustration are not worth the paltry sum you think you’re going to save by not calling a technician to do the job right the first time.

At Instant Air we take pride in the work we do, and provide efficient, affordable service. Don’t put your HVAC system at risk by stumbling through the work on your own. Contact us 24 hours a day at 702-385-2665 and put your system in the hands of experienced professionals.