Don’t Always Do It Yourself

Homeowners can use common sense and basic knowledge to fix small problems with their heating, ventilation and air conditioning, but they’re wise to leave the big challenges to professionals. That’s because pros know the ins and outs of complicated systems that will baffle a well intentioned but over-eager amateur.

At Freedom Heating and Cooling, you can call on 200 years of experience from our trained staff. We also have the tools and technology to do the job right the first time. Just call (205) 444-4444.

Some cases when you should call a pro:

  • Natural gas or propane problems: You can quickly get in over your head with these issues.
  • Ductwork: Do you have any idea how many spots in your ductwork can be blocked by bugs, rodents or other critters? You also will save money in the long run by calling an expert to find and repair ductwork leaks that make your HVAC system work harder and produce less.
  • Thermostat: A malfunctioning thermostat can cause your system to misread the actual temperature of your home and either run when it shouldn’t or not run when it should. We can recalibrate or replace your thermostat and explain that pros and cons of switching to a programmable thermostat that will cut your energy bill.
  • Hydrofluorocarbons: Books have been written on HFCs and their impact, legality and efficiency. We can answer your questions much more quickly than you can read the books.
  • System installation: A contractor can help you determine the best size and type to heat or cool your home.
  • Mechanical problems: Before there were computers, many of us could fix mechanical issues with our cars and trucks. But technology has made it much more difficult for a tinkerer to fix a car, a truck, or an HVAC system.

Another consideration: You may void the warranty if you try to fix problems yourself rather than call a trained professional who stands by his work and uses the correct parts.

Call Freedom Heating and Cooling at (205) 444-4444 with any questions.