Don’t DIY Air Conditioner Installation

Don’t DIY Air Conditioner Installation

When it comes to air conditioner installation, it’s always better to call the experts at McGrath Electrical and Data. We specialise in everything having to do with your cooling system and our trained and experienced technicians are always here to help.

Having an air conditioner offers a full range of benefits, including cleaner air and comfort when it’s hot outside among other things. However, you should never attempt the job yourself because it could end in disaster. 

Lack of HVAC Knowledge

Like so many things, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) is a precise science that needs to be understood well before attempting. If you don’t have training in HVAC, it’s never a good idea to attempt DIY air conditioning installation. What you think might be a day job could drag out, leading to more costs if parts of the unit or your home are damaged as you work. Additionally, many areas require an HVAC license to perform such work and you could be facing fines if you try to do it yourself without the proper paperwork and permits. 

It Might Cost More

You might think you’ll be saving money by installing your own air conditioner, but it might end up costing you more. As mentioned above, you could wind up damaging the unit itself or cause damage to your home as you try to complete installation. This will result in more costs since you’ll have to repair that damage. If you get injured in the process, you’ll have those costs as well. On the other hand, if you hire a professional, the job will be done right and if any damage occurs, our insurance will take on the cost of repairs. 

Improper Installation

You likely spent a lot of money on the air conditioning unit itself so you want to be sure it’s installed the right way. If you do it wrong, the entire unit may not work properly, which means you won’t be getting as much out of it as you could be. You might find that you don’t get proper airflow, the unit doesn’t come on at all or you have to rig it up constantly to get it going. By letting an expert do the job, you avoid this problem and can always count on a fully functioning cooling system in your home. 


When it’s time for an air conditioner installation in your home, call McGrath Electrical and Data for a professional and guaranteed job.