At Air Control of Mobile, our commercial and residential HVAC services have helped to introduce us to people all over Mobile and Baldwin counties, and in our travels, we have determined that people in this world can more or less be divided into two categories when it comes to home services: those who want to do it themselves and those who don’t.


Most of the time, we’re strong advocates of the DIY approach to your home. Do it yourself projects can be incredibly rewarding for years to come as you move about your home and are reminded of your successful handiwork. Do-it-yourself projects can be a great way to spend quality time together as a family. And, DIY project has the potential to cut out the middleman and allow you to trade your own time and energy for cost savings on your project.


But whether you are the de facto Duke (or Duchess) of DIY, or persistently unsuccessful, yet hopeful person who knows they will get one of the projects right eventually, we strongly encourage you to rely on a professional when it comes to your homes HVAC system repairs and installation.


In today’s post from Air Control of Mobile, we will discuss six reasons why HVAC work like air conditioning repairs, heat pump repairs, and air conditioning installation should be left to trained, licensed experts in the field.


If you already know that you’re looking for residential HVAC services from a Top Rated Local® Mobile HVAC contractor, then get in touch with Air Control of Mobile today — we’ve been proudly serving residential clients in and around Mobile with distinction since 1996. There’s no job too big or too small for our team of highly trained and efficient heating and cooling technicians.

Reason #1: You’ll Likely Save Money

One of the biggest reasons to go the DIY route is the potential cost savings. When you’re willing to put in the time, energy, and learning that goes with a do-it-yourself home improvement project, your goal is to save money by using your own time instead of paying the hourly cost for labor charged by a professional.


Something important to keep in mind, however, is that when it comes to saving money on a DIY project, there are no guarantees. Discovering that you don’t possess the proper tools, damaging a component or piece of hardware while figuring out the proper placement, or worst of all, injuring yourself, are all setbacks that can not only add more time to the project but can also demand more cash be put into.


In the case that you get deep into the project before realizing that you are in over your head, you’re going to be out of luck. Not only will the professional you call need to start all over with new, warrantied materials to ensure the job is done correctly, but he or she will also need to remove and repair any work or damage that you did.

Reason #2: It’s Safer For Most People

Painting your living room is a great DIY project. It pretty simple stuff. All you need are the supplies, a solid playlist, and a lot of care and attention to detail to make sure that you don’t ruin the new couch. Residential HVAC systems are an entirely different matter.


HVAC systems are the most complex and complicated system in your home, more likely than not. The combination of hardware, electrical wiring, computer boards, ducting, insulation, and condensation drainage solutions all require their own specific sets of knowledge. What’s more is that from the risk of electrical shock to the dangers of working with an active gas line, home heating and cooling systems can be downright dangerous to the untrained person.


For your safety and for the safety of your family, your pets, and your neighbors, trust a residential HVAC repair, installation, and maintenance specialists when you decide it’s time to work on your heating and cooling.

Reason #3: Quality of Work Guaranteed

We alluded to the fact that the combination of skills needed to successfully navigate your home’s HVAC system is quite extensive. So while you may be all but a pro with some aspects of your air conditioner or furnace, are you really prepared for everything it can throw at you?


At Air Control of Mobile, our trained technicians undergo rigorous learning and testing and don’t fly solo on residential or commercial HVAC jobs until they have completed a large chunk of “tag-team” projects under the watchful eye of a veteran technician. It just goes to show how serious of a job working on your air conditioner repairs or furnace repairs really is.

Reason #4: It Will Almost Certainly Save You Time

So what about the people who really do seem to be able to handle any, and we do mean any, do-it-yourself home project? Surely they have nothing to lose from diving in and tackling this project like any other, right? Assuming that they have the knowledge, tools, and ability to complete a residential HVAC repair or installation, even the most worthy of do-it-yourself experts are going to save time when they choose to utilize the services of an air conditioning repair or furnace installation professional. 


Since this is the job that the team at Air Control of Mobile does every day, our technicians are not just able, they’re efficient. Their back to front knowledge of HVAC systems for your home allows them to get the job done in the fastest amount of time possible. As a side benefit, all of you DIY gurus can put your ability, energy, and creativity into other home projects that you’ve had on your lists

Reason #5: We Won’t Void Your Warranties

This next one is a big one. When you work with a professional HVAC contractor like Air Control of Mobile, you not only get the benefit of working with a company that has been providing quality service since 1996, but you also get all of the training, certifications, and affiliations that go along with it. That means that when our team or residential HVAC technicians do your repair, maintenance, or install job, your warranties can remain intact.


When you do your own HVAC work, you could be violating terms in the warranties on your equipment — warranties that you may have already paid for. So in the long run, attempting to save money with a do-it-yourself approach to your heating and cooling system might still cost you — both in the lost warranty and possibly though the risk of future breakdowns that are no longer covered.

Reason #6: Pros Are Familiar With the Latest Technology

As an established residential HVAC contractor, Air Control of Mobile keeps up on all of the latest machines, technology, best practices, and cutting-edge tools in the HVAC space. This means that when you hire us, you’ll receive the very best of everything throughout your entire project. You simply can’t duplicate that when you tackle the job yourself.


From high-efficiency units that can reduce your monthly utility bills to the sense of confidence and peace of mind that come with knowing your HVAC system will last for years to come due to its quality manufacturing and top-notch installation, it’s hard to beat the value that comes with hiring a local residential HVAC pro to handle your next job.


Get in Touch With  Air Control of Mobile Today

From air conditioner maintenance to heat pump repairs to central heating installations for your home, Air Control of Mobile offers a winning combination or quality work and elite-level customer service. To learn more about any of our residential HVAC services or to schedule your next service visit, give us a call, or fill out our online form and a member of our team will be in touch soon.