Many people love doing their own Gilbert, AZ, home improvement projects. However, it’s rarely a good idea to work on your own furnace. Here are four reasons why you need to leave furnace repair to the professionals.
1. Carbon Monoxide Leaks
Trying to fix an issue with your furnace could turn deadly if you unintentionally cause a carbon monoxide leak. This might happen when you’ve improperly adjusted something along the gas line.
Even if you do avoid your own furnace DIY projects and bring in a professional HVAC technician to conduct all heating repair needs, it’s a good idea to periodically test your carbon monoxide detector. This ensures that you’re certain there isn’t a deadly gas issue inside your home.
2. Fire Danger
Installing something incorrectly makes you run the risk of causing a misfire or gas leak that results in an explosion or fire inside your home. You’ll save more money by avoiding major damage like that when you pay for an HVAC service call instead.
Your HVAC technician will fix any immediate needs and also have the expertise to pick up on anything that might cause you more problems down the road. Don’t allow your well-intentioned DIY efforts to cause a fire that results in the need for a complete furnace replacement .
3. Difficulty Selling Your Home
You might have issues selling your home even if you competently fixed your furnace at some point. You won’t have receipts or work orders proving when a technician replaced parts, for example.
It’s similar to buying a car and requesting the maintenance history. Make sure you can prove to your home buyer that they’re getting a well-maintained HVAC system.
4. Voided Warranties
You might void out the furnace warranty by conducting DIY work. The last thing you want to experience is the frustration of a warranty not paying out when you need it.
Are you noticing a need for furnace repair? Avoid the temptation to start tinkering with it yourself. Contact one of our friendly Chandler Air representatives so we can schedule your next furnace maintenance appointment.
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