With so many helpful videos online, many motivated homeowners are tackling DIY repair projects left and right. We think that’s great. However, we want to caution people when it comes to DIY furnace repair. There are too many things that can go wrong and lead to dangerous accidents.
DIY Furnace Repair Can Be Dangerous
There are several factors that may repairing your own furnace potentially hazardous, including:
1. Making a mistake when working with a gas line can cause an explosion.
Pumping natural gas into your home to run a furnace and other appliances is pretty safe – as long as you follow proper procedures. But it only takes one mistake to cause an explosion, which is why only certified professionals should mess with gas lines in your home. Gas furnace repair should only be done by pros because a mistake can be deadly.
2. Electric furnace repair can lead to electrocution.
Not everyone who fiddles around with their electric furnace is going to get electrocuted. However, making major repairs to an electric furnace does pose a risk of electrocution. Not only do you need to turn off the power to the appliance, but you also need to check various components using a voltage meter. You can learn to do this, but we recommend leaving the serious repairs to us.
3. Even if you don’t get hurt, you could damage the furnace.
There are real dangers to trying to repair your own furnace. Not all of them are dangers to your person or your home. Trying to fix your own furnace also puts you at risk of breaking or damaging something in the furnace. Modern furnaces are complex machines that need to be repaired properly to function right. Even if you don’t hurt yourself doing repairs, you could hurt the furnace.
Avoid the Risks of DIY Furnace Repair
Professional furnace repair in Utah doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. When you choose us, you get the best prices in the area. And you don’t have to take our word for it. Take a quick look around and you will see that our prices are actually lower than our competitors, often quite a bit lower.
Instead of taking the risk of hurting yourself, your home, or your furnace, we encourage you to choose us instead.
Utah Furnace Repair Pros – Contact Us
Let us show you how easy it is to get your furnace repaired. Please give us a call at (801) 243-0191 or complete our secure online contact form to get in touch with our team. Once we know what your situation is, we can come out and give you a free bid on what it will take to fix your furnace.
Remember, we are often 20%-30% cheaper than the competition – so don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can make sure your furnace is running great and your family is warm all winter.