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Dangers of DIY Furnace Repairs

Inside a gas furnace. Focus = the top of the middle flange. 12MP camera.


Furnace troubles happen to the best of us. When something goes wrong with your system, it means that it’s a good time to get in touch with a professional. We know that when trouble strikes, it typically has unfortunate timing. Due to this timing, you might want to dabble in do-it-yourself efforts. If you can fix the problem on your own, avoid disrupting the flow of your daily life with professionals in your home, and do all of this for half the price, then why wouldn’t you? 

The problem is that it’s rarely this simple. Professional service is unparalleled because it’s backed by years of experience and training. If you want to make sure that your heating problem is fixed with ease and done right the first time, then you’ll need a professional. We specialize in heating repairs in Minnetonka, GA

DIY Furnace Repair Can Create Fire Hazards

The first thing you should know about DIY work is the potential hazards. There are quite a few risks you run when you take your furnace repair into your own hands. Furnaces aren’t inherently dangerous systems, but they can become dangerous without the right care. This is because they are combustion-based systems that run on natural gas in most scenarios. They deserve quality repair because of this. If it doesn’t get the right repair, you could find yourself facing a potential fire at home. 

How can this happen? Well, your furnace relies on a heating element to heat your home. It needs precise work to function correctly. A mistake as small as crossing two wires can damage your system so badly that it results in a fire. The scariest part about this is that a mistake you make while repairing your furnace might not cause a problem at the moment. The potential fire could happen in the future. Professional work backed by experience gives you peace of mind.

DIY Furnace Repair Can Cause Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Another risk you run when doing your furnace repairs on your own is carbon monoxide poisoning. Natural gas furnaces do have the potential to leak carbon monoxide. The real danger of carbon monoxide is that it’s a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. If it starts to leak in your home, you’re not going to know unless your carbon monoxide detector alerts you. This is why you should invest in high-quality professional repair to ensure that your heater doesn’t run into issues.

Small Repairs Can Turn into Big Repairs

A lot of the time, we see homeowners after they’ve attempted to DIY their problems away. You run the risk of attempting to fix a repair problem, but actually making it worse. In this scenario, the money you tried to save by doing it yourself is only going to waste. This is why we always suggest professional service. It ensures that you can get the right work the very first time. You won’t waste time or money. 

Contact Residential Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment for your furnace repair. “Feel the Difference.”

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