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Are There Heating Repairs I Can Do Myself?

hand-holding-wrenchMany homeowners consider themselves to be handy, and so many people love DIY projects. In fact, there are many websites dedicated to providing homeowners with tips, tricks, and “how-to” projects. However, there are just some skills you can’t master by watching a video or reading a blog. Heating systems are extremely complex, and only a well-trained, experienced HVAC technician can correctly and safely repair your system. Often, doing something yourself can lead to further damage and more hassle.

We can understand why some of you would want to perform heating repairs on your own: you think it will save you time and money. This is simply not true. Below we have provided a list of reasons why you should not perform heating repairs yourself.

Improper Diagnoses

In order to fix a heater, the problem must first be accurately diagnosed. Many symptoms have a variety of potential causes. The average homeowner lacks the skill and experience necessary to make an accurate diagnosis. They then make assumptions based on what they read online, similar to how many of us use the internet to diagnose ourselves with some outlandish diseases. When homeowners assume the problem, they often “repair” the wrong part! Don’t attempt to diagnose a problem yourself, for it will only lead to a higher repair bill. Heating professionals are trained to locate the exact source of the problem.

Lack of Tools

Heating repairs require special tools that are used to correctly diagnose and repair problems. The tools you can purchase in a hardware store are not capable of fixing complex heating issues. Plus, the wrong tools can damage your heater. The right tools are extremely expensive, and you are unlikely to use them again, so why not invest in hiring a professional? They have vans stocked full of professional-grade equipment they know how to use correctly.

Voided Warranties

Don’t jeopardize your warranty by attempting to fix the heater yourself. Causing further damage to your system will result in a loss of your warranty. That means you will be stuck paying the full price of any future repair, even if it’s due to a factory fault.

It’s Dangerous

There are many dangers homeowners are unaware of when they attempt to fix their heaters themselves. Most heaters require high-voltage electricity to run, and you can get seriously injured if you don’t know what you’re doing. Also, there’s the added risk damaging gas lines. Gas is extremely flammable and should only be handled by a professional.

Luckily, Comfort Master Heating and Air Conditioning offers fast and effective heating repair in Durham, NC! There’s no way to avoid a heater malfunction, so trust one of our technicians to fix it right the first time. We also offer our Comfort Club program, which is the best way to ensure your heating system works year after year! Regular maintenance allows for your heater to run smoothly and efficiently while reducing the amount you’ll spend in repair bills.

Don’t attempt to repair a heater yourself. Get it done right the first time. Contact Comfort Master Heating and Air Conditioning today.

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