The Problems with DIY Heating Repair

A DIY heating repair toolbox.

We know there are a lot of DIY enthusiasts out there. With the advent of YouTube instructional videos, many people love tinkering with things in their home and solving home repair problems themselves, rather than calling in a professional. They feel like it saves them money and they get a kick out of feeling like they can fix everything.

While we don’t want to get in the way of anyone’s fun, we caution people against working on their heating systems themselves. Over the years, we have seen these kinds of repairs cause more harm than good and we would hate to see that happen to you. Here are just a few of the things that can go wrong!

Physical Dangers

Safety is a huge part of the training that every HVAC technician receives. It’s easier than you might think to get injured while working on these systems. 

If you’ve ever worked with metal or had a factory job, you know how sharp those pieces can be. They are deceptive sometimes, too. Something may look benign but, the minute you touch it, you have an injury worthy of a hospital visit. Don’t let that happen to you!

When you work on an heating system, you also run a significant risk of getting shocked. There are a lot of electrical components and, unless you know how to work with them, you can give yourself quite a jolt!

Risks to Your Home

While some HVAC repairs are easy – or look easy on YouTube! – most of them are actually fairly complex and involve quite a few steps. Mess just one of these up just a little bit, and you have a major problem or something that will become a major problem fast! Fixing these DIY goofs often costs more than just calling us in the first place, and you may end up without heating until we can fix it, too!

Voided Warranties

If you have a heating system that is under warranty, unlicensed repairs may void that. You’ll need to read your warranty carefully to make sure, but most require professional servicing and repairs. Since you probably wouldn’t throw your warranty into the fire, don’t void it like this, either.

Professional HVAC Help

No matter what you need for your HVAC system, our experts at Airmasters Heating and Air Conditioning would be happy to help you out. We offer:

We’ll give you a competitive price and make sure you’re completely satisfied with the work we’ve done before we leave. Contact us today or whenever your heating system isn’t running the way you think it should. We’ll be there soon and get you comfortable at home again fast!