If your air conditioner isn’t working properly, you may be considering trying to fix the issue yourself. However, there are many different reasons why this isn’t a good idea. Here are a few AC dangers you should never attempt to do.
Don’t Risk Electrocuting Yourself
Even if you turn off the power to the air conditioner, there is no guarantee that there isn’t electricity still running through the device. It is also possible that you’ll encounter a frayed or cut wire that is still live. To protect yourself and others in your home, call the folks at David White Services, which has offices in Athens and Lancaster. We can repair, replace, or install an air conditioning unit in a friendly and timely manner.
You Likely Can’t Handle Refrigerant Yourself
Touching or ingesting refrigerants can be hazardous for both humans and animals. Refrigerant can also be harmful to plants, water or any other natural resources that it comes into contact with. Therefore, it must be contained and removed by a professional who is certified to do so. Failing to clean and dispose of air conditioner refrigerant properly could lead to fines or other negative consequences that can be easily avoided by letting someone else take care of it for you.
You Could Hurt Yourself While Replacing a Part
There are dozens or hundreds of mechanical parts in your air conditioner’s compressor unit. Therefore, there is a chance that you could get your arm, hand, or finger caught in the unit while trying to remove or replace a fan blade or motor. Even if you can diagnose a problem safely, there is no guarantee that you can do so accurately. Ultimately, you can save a lot of time and energy by simply calling for help when you notice a problem with your air conditioner.
If you notice that your air conditioner isn’t working as it should, give David White Services a call right away! In addition to air conditioner service, we can also help with your home’s heating needs as well as cleanout your home’s ducts.