I am posting this in the general discussion area so homeowners can read and participate as well as the rest of us in the business.
Let's not turn this into a flame war, let's be civil and have a reasonable discussion on this. So, here is the question.
Most of us perform all sorts of work on our own homes and cars that could be hired out to professionals. Many of you change your own oil, repair you own automobile, some even rebuild cars as a hobby. Some do your own electrical wiring and plumbing and even build your own house or remodel your kitchen or bath. Some like myself, have electronics as a hobby and design and build circuits. Some homeowners have all sorts of mechanical and electrical skills and are pretty handy at performing all kinds of things that could be left to the professionals.
So, with that in mind to what degree do you think a real handy, mechanically and electrically skilled homeowner can perform work on their own heating and cooling for their home? Sure, you want to protect your HVAC careers but the fact is there are equivalent things that you do for yourselves that could be left to the professionals. We all do this to some extent. To what extent can the homeowner perform their own work?
Topic is open for discussion. Be civil now!