You’re replacing your current HVAC system and thinking of installing it yourself to save the installation fee. How hard could it be? You’re pretty handy, and it seems it should be a simple matter of reading the manual and making a few easy connections. What could possibly go wrong? As it turns out, plenty. Properly installing your HVAC system requires training and experience. Without these, you could face the following issues in your Lewisville, Texas, home:
Since HVAC installation means working with high voltage electricity and often involves handling refrigerant, you could face real danger if you aren’t sure what you’re doing. A few of these dangers include:
- Electrical burns
- Electrical fire
- Exposure to refrigerant
- Carbon monoxide leakage
- Gas fire or explosion
Improper System Operation
In addition to causing your system to malfunction, incorrect installation can cause damage to the system itself, a fact that will generally void your warranty. At the very least, your system won’t work as effectively or efficiently as it was designed to function, which will impact your comfort, convenience and budget. As a result, you’ll lose money trying to take the shortcut.
Incorrect Refrigerant Charge
Too much or too little refrigerant in your AC or heat pump system can create issues ranging from compromised comfort and reduced energy efficiency to HVAC system damage or destruction. A professional installer will verify the refrigerant charge to protect your system and ensure its correct performance. As a result, it’ll operate more safely and efficiently.
Undersized or Oversized System
Not hiring a professional to install your HVAC system generally also means you haven’t consulted a professional to make sure you’ve chosen the appropriate system capacity for properly cooling or heating your home. HVAC professionals have been trained to accurately calculate the heating or cooling load your system must effectively handle for optimal comfort, adequate humidity control and energy efficient system operation. Both undersized and oversized systems create problems.
Don’t take a chance of incorrectly installing your new equipment. Call the professionals from Metro Environmental Services at 972-268-6922. Let us install your HVAC system right.