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DIY vs. Hiring HVAC Professionals: Which Saves You More?


 

Between DIY or hiring an HVAC pro, it’s really an intriguing question for home and business owners as to which will save them more from their heating and cooling expenses. If you’re one of those who are torn between these two choices, here are some important factors to consider

Cost of Tools

Not unless you’ve been doing DIY jobs for quite some time now, you might be faced with the expense of buying the tools that you need for the operation. Some tools can be expensive, so before purchasing one, have some time to think if you’ll be needing them again soon. If yes, then you can invest in these tools. If your answer is no, you’ll end up saving more by hiring a professional technician.

Cost of Waste

You have to purchase some extra materials which are accounted for breakages and mistakes. Materials which are bought by the square foot will just give you 5% extra on average cost. However, if you sum up the costs of the waste to the cost of the tools, that’s a completely different matter. You might just end up having an expert do the job.

Cost of Time

We can’t deny the fact that DIY operations sometimes take longer time of completion as compared to hiring an expert. This won’t be any problem if you’re not in a hurry to use your units which is impossible since HVAC units are one of the busiest appliances in homes and establishments. If you can’t afford the inconvenience, hiring a professional technician is the right thing to do.

Material Cost

If you’re planning on doing HVAC operations such as installation, you might be paying full price for the materials that you will need. This is one good thing about hiring HVAC contractors because they offer discounts for the materials they will install. Sometimes this is their way of getting you as their client. This is already a big cut on your project’s budget plan.

Take your time to do the math to find out how much you’ll save from doing things on your own or hiring an expert to do the job for you. For cost-effective solutions to your HVAC repair needs, call the experts at Kirk Air Conditioning & Heating.