Should You DIY or Call an Expert?

Taking care of a couple of your Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, home’s HVAC maintenance tasks yourself can help you save time and money. However, you should always schedule a service visit with a professional for the technical tasks that need to be completed. You won’t have the equipment to complete a task or the skills and education required to complete the technical tasks that are required to keep your system working up to the manufacturer’s specifications. Before you decide whether to DIY or call an expert, consider safety, costs, and comfort.


Calling an expert like the ones at AC Heating and Air Conditioning Services is always safer, but you can take care of simple tasks on a regular basis. For example, most people can change the air filter for their HVAC system in just a few minutes. However, someone with severe allergies could have trouble handling a dirty filter. No one should try to work with electrical wiring, the refrigerant in your HVAC system, or other hazardous components without proper training. You could get an electric shock, or you could be exposed to harmful chemicals.


Catching every HVAC problem is tough without a lot of experience. You could miss a refrigerant leak or a malfunctioning thermostat that will waste energy and make you and your family uncomfortable. The issue could even become so severe that you have to replace your HVAC system. You could also create a problem with your ductwork or another part of your HVAC system while you’re inspecting it. Paying a professional is cheaper in the long term.


Checking ductwork, crawlspaces, attics, or basements is difficult, unpleasant work. It’s easier and faster to use an experienced technician. You can also avoid breakdowns, learn about the latest HVAC technology, and get expert advice to improve your comfort and increase the value of your home.

AC Heating and Air Conditioning Services is a Trane Comfort Specialist. We have more than 45 years of heating and air conditioning experience, and our skilled, friendly technicians can handle complex HVAC tasks safely and correctly. Call us anytime at (843) 277-9928.

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