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3 Risks of DIY Furnace Repair

Posted by P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling on Thu, Nov 24, 2016 @ 03:49 PM

DIY-furnace-repair-risks.jpgIs your furnace working properly? What would you do if it wasn't working? Would you attempt to fix it yourself or would you call a Cleveland furnace repair professional? If you've ever spent a Cleveland winter night without heat, you know just how miserable it can be.

Many people choose to do their own basic maintenance on heating systems. Changing your own filters and lighting your own pilot light can be a great way to save money on your home maintenance bill. If you'd rather have a professional conduct your furnace maintenance, we offer a routine furnace service. It's always best to leave major repairs to Cleveland furnace repair specialists.

Three Risks of DIY Furnace Repair

DIY furnace repair can be risky. Keep reading to learn how risky it can be:

1. Fire

Whether you have an electric or a natural gas system, your furnace is built around a heating element. In an electric system, a misplaced or crossed wire could cause the system to overheat. Natural gas systems rely on a highly flammable fuel; the risk of fire is even greater.

2. Carbon Monoxide

When natural gas burns, it produces carbon monoxide, an odorless gas that can cause serious health issues or even be fatal. If something goes wrong with your furnace ventilation system, this harmful gas could build up in your home. Read this article for more information about carbon monoxide and other indoor pollutants.

3. Bigger Problems

Most problems with heating systems start small. If you catch them early, they'll be easier and less costly to repair. Why run the risk of doing further damage with a DIY furnace repair? Leave the preventative maintenance to us.  to do the job right, you need expensive specialized equipment plus adequate training to get it right.  

Fall is here and winter is on its way. If you're worried about your heating unit or you just want to get a tune-up, now's the time to call a Cleveland furnace repair professional. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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