When the furnace develops an issue, some people find it tempting to fix the problem without calling a professional. After all, who would not want to save money through a DIY repair task? While this may be true for some of the tasks around the house, you should never try DIY furnace repair yourself, as it is an extremely dangerous task for anyone without furnace repair training.
No one of sane mind would want to put his or her head inside a lion’s mouth. However, when you try to repair the furnace yourself, you are doing just that. Instead of saving money, trying to repair a furnace yourself will cost you more trouble, more money, and even put your life at risk.
Here are some of the reasons why you should never treat furnace repairs as a DIY task.
1. Danger of carbon monoxide poisoning
One of the prime dangers of trying to perform furnace repair by yourself is that it could expose you to the deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gas. CO gas, when inhaled, can result in death due to hypoxiation. The gas can leak out when you perform the furnace repair yourself.
In contrast, a professional technician will know how to perform the job safely without resulting in the release of a gas that can be deadly for you and your family.
2. Danger of damaging the furnace
Another risk of a DIY furnace repair is that you can badly damage the unit. The loss of replacing a damaged furnace can amount to thousands of dollars.
By letting a professional take care of the furnace repair task, you will not only save time but also money as there is no chance of damage to your unit. The money that you pay to the professional will be much less than the cost of having to replace a damaged unit.
3. Danger of a fire hazard
A fire hazard is present when you try to repair the unit yourself. A fire can start if you do not take proper precaution when repairing the unit.
A woman in Massachusetts accidentally set her house on fire when she was trying to repair her gas-fueled heater and removed the gas shut-off valve. This clearly illustrates the danger of attempting to repair the furnace yourself.
You should always contact a professional and experienced technician when it comes to furnace repairs.
Skip the DIY furnace repair and call the professionals at Ace
Furnace repair task should never be done yourself. The risks involved in a DIY furnace repair are high. That’s why only licensed and qualified technicians should repair the furnace. An experienced technician will use the right tools and take proper precautions that ensure that no accidents occur while repairing the furnace.
Whether you want to service your old furnace, or install a new one, you can contact Ace Air Conditioning.
We serve Lake Charles and other areas in southwestern Louisiana with complete integrity and professionalism.