Doing basic home installations yourself is a great way to save money – but it can lead to dangerous situations and expensive repairs when you do it wrong! Read on to avoid the most common mistakes.
1 Leaking air ducts
When home owners install air conditioning units themselves, they often overlook one or more leaking air ducts. This is not dangerous, but it can cost you lots of money! The air escaping makes the unit use more energy to sustain any given temperature. Often, one notices that it takes longer to achieve the chosen temperature, so you lower the thermostat even more – which makes the unit use even more energy, and you will be out of lots of money in the end!