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Using a Professional Contractor vs. DIY for Your HVAC Needs


We understand the “do-it-yourself” impulse: people want to save money on their home services, so why not tackle jobs themselves rather than paying a contractor? For some people, DIY projects are enjoyable in themselves, much like hobbies.

But … not all household services can be done DIY, and heating and air conditioning jobs are among them. For your air conditioning and heating in Indianapolis, IN, only call on expert technicians like ours. Below is a list of reasons why in the battle of “Professional Contractor vs. DIY” the professional contractor wins. And you’ll win as well when you schedule your HVAC services with our team; we have a 100% Happiness Guarantee!


“Do-it-yourself” work on an HVAC system is potentially dangerous, no matter if it’s putting in a new system or repairing one. Natural gas heating systems should never be worked on by anyone who isn’t certified for the service. But electrical systems also pose dangers from bad wiring work. Please don’t put the health of you and your family in jeopardy with amateur work on an HVAC system. Professionals prioritize safety and know how to prevent hazards. Not only will the work get done safely, but the HVAC system will continue to operate without endangering the house.

Accurate Diagnosis

When it comes to repairing a heating or air conditioning system, one of the most important steps is diagnosing the source of the problem. There are many possible causes of a malfunctioning HVAC system, from burnt-out motors to electrical flaws to refrigerant leaks to broken thermostats. If you try to repair your HVAC system on your own, you may misdiagnose the issue, “repair” the wrong part, and end up with a bigger issue than you had before.


The tools professionals use for HVAC service are much different than the ones amateurs have access to. This equipment is expensive and requires special training to operate, so even if it was economical to spend money on one of these tools, you can’t expect to get a good job done with it.


An amateur does not have the equipment or training to be able to do anything but the slowest job. Professionals won’t hurry the work they do or take shortcuts, but this is their vocation and they know how to get services done in a timely fashion. You might waste hours or even days attempting to service your HVAC system. A good contractor won’t waste any time at all.


If saving money is the main reason you want to try to do your HVAC work yourself, it will almost certainly backfire on you. Hiring a professional to do the work prevents more repair problems in the future and preserves the efficiency of the system. Just the correct diagnosis from a professional will save you money.

The next time you need repairs for your heating system, or you make plans to install a new central air conditioner, leave your tools in the garage. You deserve to have the work done fast, accurately, and safely, and that’s exactly what our technicians will deliver.

Your Comfort is Vital! Trust to Vital Heating & Air to see that you have only the best comfort in your house.

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