As the temperature continues to drop and winter rages on, it’s important to make sure your furnace is in good working condition. While it may be tempting to attempt repairs yourself, the risks associated with DIY furnace repairs can be significant. In this blog post, we’ll explain why it’s best to leave furnace repairs to the professionals at Capital Plumbing and Heating.

Safety Concerns

One of the biggest concerns with DIY furnace repairs is safety. Furnaces use gas, which is flammable and can be dangerous if not handled properly. Attempting to repair a gas furnace without proper training or knowledge can result in gas leaks, fires, and even explosions. Furthermore, You may also be exposing yourself to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide gas which is highly toxic and can cause illness or even death. It is best to let a licensed and certified professional take care of your furnace repair needs.

Ineffective Repairs

Even if you think you can make repairs safely, it’s not always easy to diagnose and fix furnace problems correctly. Inexperience and lack of knowledge can lead to ineffective repairs that are not only a waste of time and money but can also cause further damage to your furnace. Call our professionals to complete all of your repairs so you can sleep soundly at night. 

Invalidate Warranty

Attempting DIY repairs on your furnace can also void the warranty on your unit, which can be a costly mistake. Manufacturers’ warranties generally require that repairs be performed by a licensed professional. By attempting to make repairs yourself, you could be risking your warranty, and leave yourself with the entire cost of repairs if the furnace broke down again.

Expertise and Experience

While some simple maintenance tasks can be performed by homeowners, such as changing the filter, when it comes to complex repairs, it’s important to call in the experts. At Capital Plumbing and Heating, our professional furnace repair technicians have gone through rigorous training and are experts in everything related to furnaces. We have the knowledge to quickly diagnose and fix furnace problems.

DIY furnace repairs may seem like a good idea, but they can be dangerous, ineffective and costly. For your safety and the efficiency of your furnace, it’s always best to leave furnace repairs to the professionals at Capital Plumbing and Heating. Our professional and certified technicians are the best in the business, so you can have peace of mind knowing that you’re in good hands. Contact us today for all of your furnace and repair needs.