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5 Reasons to Avoid DIY Heater Repair

In all other circumstances, DIY solutions are amazing. Have you ever tried painting your own wall art? Or have you ever tried knitting your own sweaters? There’s a sense of accomplishment and fun that comes with trying things on your own. Families often have traditions steeped in history and interesting facts in regards to unique DIY solutions for home needs. However, there’s a big difference when it comes to DIY in the HVAC field.

There are many reasons for avoiding DIY heater repair. We could go on for hundreds of blog posts talking about the dangers that come with this kind of work, but we’ll make it simple for you. We’ve listed 5 important reasons why you should always avoid DIY solutions when it comes to heating repair in Clive, IA.

Keep knitting those sweaters and building that furniture if it’s enjoyable, but leave the heavy lifting HVAC equipment up to us!

1. It’s Dangerous!

We’re sure we don’t have to remind you, but there are heating systems like gas furnaces that are illegal to be handled by untrained hands. These units can quickly become fire hazards when someone tries to repair them that isn’t supposed to.

Don’t you hate the feeling that you’re doing something dangerous? That’s what it will feel like if you try to fix your furnace heating system on your own. Do yourself a favor and call us.

2. You’ll Void Your System’s Warranty

Warranties are worth their weight in gold in this industry. It allows you to get your system repaired at little to no cost to you, which is why it’s important that you keep your warranty for as long as possible. Many warranties can become void if an unlicensed or uncertified person tries to repair the system.

3. It’s Complicated

HVAC systems aren’t built like they used to be—and this is a good thing. With systems becoming more efficient than ever, it means the technology is much more complex. Trying to fix this kind of system without the proper training or equipment is a recipe for disaster.

4. You Could Break Something

This is one of the most important reasons why you should never, under any circumstances, try to repair a problem in your heater yourself. You could mistakenly bump or touch a component of the system that will break and cause another repair need. This could lead to compounding issues, multiple repair needs, and more expensive fixes that you’d rather avoid.

5. It’s Not as Cheap as You Think

People like to harp on how expensive heater repair is, but the truth is that this is the cost of quality service and high-efficiency machinery. Imagine the sinking feeling you’ll get when you purchase an expensive new component for your heating system only to find out its the wrong size, wrong material, or could be a safety hazard if installed the wrong way. What a waste of money!

Put your money where it belongs, in the hands of professionals who know what they’re doing!

Contact Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling today for comprehensive heating care you can count on.

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