5 Reasons Why You Should Not Repair Your AC Yourself

Is your air conditioner broken, and you don’t want to spend the money to get a professional HVAC specialist to come out to check it out?

If you’re thinking about doing some DIY air conditioner repair, you should think twice. Fixing air conditioners yourself is dangerous and can cause significant damage to your HVAC system. We’re here to share the top five reasons why you should never settle your air conditioner.

1. You Might Make It Worse

A leading cause of death in Canada is electrocution. The wiring in your air conditioner is often more than 100 years old and has been built as a system. This means that the wires are intertwined, dangerous, and can cause a fire. 

An air conditioner that is not working properly could be due to several reasons, including defective wiring. Thus, trying to fix it yourself might cause more damage and make it worse.

2. You Don’t Have the Knowledge

Unless you are a licensed HVAC specialist, you don’t have the knowledge or skills to fix your AC. Your air conditioner is a formidable machine, and if something goes wrong, you should call in a professional. Keep in mind that air conditioners can also be dangerous to children.

3. You Can’t Afford the Damage It Can Cause

If you want to fix your air conditioning on your own, you’re going to have to get all the tools needed, and you might not think about the potential damages that can occur if something goes wrong. 

Air conditioners require specific tools to repair or replace the parts inside. A clogged drain in your air conditioner is a common problem. Even if you’re able to fix it yourself, it’s going to cost you money in the long run.

4. It’s Worth the Cost to Get Legacy Heating and Cooling to Come Out

You don’t have to do it yourself when it comes to air conditioning repair. HVAC specialists are trained to fix air conditioners because they have the tools and knowledge to repair your air conditioner no matter what the issue. And there’s no guarantee that you will be able to fix your air conditioner on your own.

5. It’s Not Worth the Risk

If you’re attempting fixing your air conditioner, make sure you know all possible safety risks. Air conditioners are powerful machines that can easily cause injuries to children and adults. 

Always turn off the circuit breaker to your air conditioner and make sure that no one is around the unit before you attempt to fix it. If something goes wrong, call in a professional from Legacy Heating and Cooling.


If you want to repair your air conditioner, it’s a must to hire an HVAC specialist that will diagnose the problem and fix the issue if possible. You want to keep your family safe and comfortable, which is why you need to invest in HVAC services to ensure they are working correctly. If something goes wrong, never hesitate to call in a professional.

Legacy Heating specializes in HVAC systems for residential new home construction (RNC) and installing and replacing furnaces, air conditioners, air cleaners, thermostats, humidifiers, heat recovery ventilation units, humidifiers, and unit heaters, as well as other HVAC products! If you need air conditioning repair services in Edmonton, AB, get in touch with us to get a free quote now!

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