Can I DIY? Here’s why you shouldn’t install your own A/C

  • air conditioning installation in Brisbane

When you think of DIY home improvements, air conditioning isn’t usually what comes to mind (thankfully).

Of course, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t people who haven’t tried – and usually with very little success. Installing an air conditioning system is a tad harder than installing a new shelf, to say the least!

DIY culture is taking off – and that’s a good thing. When it’s your air conditioner that’s the target of a DIY attempt however, that’s where you should draw the line and instead leave the job to the pros.

So if you need air conditioning installation Brisbane, Tri the best: call Tri-Tech for seamless installation, premium service, and expert product knowledge.

1) It could void your warranty

Just to be clear, we can’t go into extensive detail here since each air conditioning brand has its own warranty system, as well as its own terms and conditions. If you want details, you’ll need to contact your air conditioning brand directly or check their FAQ.

That said, there are a couple of constants – one of which is that any DIY work has the potential to void your air conditioner’s warranty.

Many brands require installation and repairs to be carried out by a licensed professional, otherwise you won’t be able to make a warranty claim should something go wrong.

2) You might damage your system – or worse, your home

Air conditioning systems are complicated things – unless you know what you’re doing, there’s a high risk you might accidentally break something or cause damage in the process.

Even relatively simpler systems like split system air conditioners require a considerable amount of work – you’ll need to think about things like:

  • Wiring
  • Connections
  • Mountings
  • Drilling

Making a mistake with any of these individual parts, and you might cause damage to your new air conditioning system.

And we haven’t even gotten started on all of the moving parts involved in ducted air conditioning Brisbane – a job that’s considerably more complicated, and which therefore comes with an even higher chance of something wrong.

Worst-case scenario, it isn’t just your air conditioning system that ends up damaged – you could even cause damage to your home!

As we mentioned above, DIY work can void the warranty of your air conditioning system. Home insurance policies are just as strict – many won’t payout in the event of a botched DIY job since it’s “self-inflicted”.

3) You might hurt yourself

Let’s just say that there’s a reason you need the right skills and qualifications before you start working with air conditioning systems!

We aren’t just talking about the obvious physical hazards like accidentally dropping something heavy on your toes or falling off a stepladder – air conditioning installation and repair comes with a range of other risks, many of which you might not immediately recognise.

Let’s start with the coolant.

Air conditioning coolant is one of the most important parts of your air conditioning – it’s also extremely hazardous, and can cause burns if it comes into contact with bare skin.

Unless you know and prepare for this in the leadup to your DIY job, you run the risk of injury or harm.

Long story short, it just isn’t worth the risk!

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4) It’s about more than installation itself

When it comes to air conditioning, the actual installation or repair is only one part of the equation.

In order to get the best outcome and really make your property as comfortable as it can possibly be, we need to look far beyond the installation or repair itself.

For example, it’s not enough to “just” install an air conditioning system – to maximise your comfort, it needs to be a system that’s carefully selected to meet your cooling requirements and match your home.

Only a professional can tell you:

  • How many BTUs you’ll need to cool the room effectively
  • Whether or not a special setup is needed to overcome installation challenges
  • The effect insulation will have on your cooling requirements
  • Whether parts of an existing ducted reverse cycle air conditioning can be recycled

As a DIY-er, you won’t know where to start when it comes to all of these other factors – a professional however? That’s a different story.

5) What is the best ducted air conditioner brand?

Brands are an important part of your air conditioning planning. If you want good cooling, you’re going to need a good brand.

Unfortunately for you, the best brands don’t sell directly to the public.

Most reputable air conditioning brands offer their systems through authorised dealers (who don’t sell directly to individuals) or through licensed installers (like our mobile tech-team).

As a DIY installer, you’re going to have a tough time convincing the good air conditioning brands to offer you a system. Say you want Daikin ducted air conditioning Brisbane – good luck convincing them to sell you one if you’re a DIY-er.

And that leaves you with only the cheap, no-name brands instead.

If you want a good brand cooling your home, then the only way you’re going to get that is by calling on a professional to look after your installation for you.

Why is my ducted aircon not cooling?

Just like any other appliance, your air conditioning needs maintenance and repairs to ensure it keeps working and to avoid ducted air conditioning problems.

And when we say that, we mean professional repairs, not DIY attempts.

While there are a small number of maintenance tasks that you can perform on your own (such as cleaning out your filters), the vast majority of air conditioning repairs and servicing are best left to a specialist to not only repair, but correctly diagnose, too.

Put your comfort in the hands of a professional!

Call Tri-Tech today

We’re Brisbane’s experts in air conditioning, with over 30 years of experience performing a wide range of air conditioning services:

  • Installation
  • Repairs
  • Upgrades and replacement

No matter what it is that you need, our mobile tech team can help!

With experience working in a range of properties and a wide range of reputable cooling brands, we’ll ensure that your property gets the cooling it deserves.

On top of that, we also offer air conditioning payment plans Brisbane residents can use to bring the upfront cost of installation down.

Find out how we can help you today – give our team a call on (07) 3394 0222, or click here to get in touch online.

2022-01-22T02:15:30+00:00 4 January 2021|Installation, Service, Systems|