When it comes to unexpected heater repairs, the main concern is usually speed. How quickly can you fix the problem yourself, and will this require a professional? While there are many DIY fixes and maintenance tasks that are homeowner friendly, some heater repairs require the expertise and training that only a professional has.
Channell Heating & Cooling’s number one priority is you, our customers. That means you can trust us when we recommend that you leave certain HVAC repairs to us. It’s not because we don’t think you can do it, but because we want you to be safe. Keep reading to learn why some furnace repairs are best left to the pros.
Heater Repairs Involving Gas
For those of you with gas furnaces, it’s important to remember that the materials you are dealing with can be deadly. Natural gas is safe to utilize in your home appliances, as long as it is contained and properly handled. Any time you are attempting to make a repair yourself, please be sure the system is shut down and the gas is off.
Other repairs involve the gas components more directly. For example, a flickering pilot light or a broken limit switch are both important gauges of gas activity during the heating process. One small mistake can mean a major gas leak into your home or severe damage to your heater. It’s best to allow a professional who is specifically trained to handle gas and complicated heater repairs to repair your system. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing your home is safe and sound.
Heater Repairs Involving Refrigerant
If your heater is part of an HVAC system, then refrigerant is the material to use extreme caution with. Refrigerant is a liquid that is used to transfer heat by moving into a gaseous state and back. When exposed to humans, it can cause serious side effects such as:
- Swelling or pain in your sinuses, nose or throat
- Vision loss
- Severe stomach pain
- Vomiting or Diarrhea
This is why we highly recommend that only professionals deal with refrigerant leaks or problems inside your heating system. Our team at Channell Heating & Cooling is certified to handle refrigerant safely. With the proper tools and safety equipment, we can effectively fix the problem while staying safe and limiting the risk of exposure. If you suspect you have a refrigerant leak, don’t attempt to fix it yourself. Call on a professional.
Heater Repairs Involving Electrical Wiring
There’s a reason why electricians and HVAC technicians are certified: technical electrical or HVAC work requires special training to keep your home safe from fires. Did you know that home electrical fires cause over 50,000 residential fires every year? Even if you’re familiar with electrical work, it can be a huge risk to work on your heater’s electrical system yourself.
With electricity, gas and heat all combined in one area, the risk of fire is high. Don’t make your home’s risk even higher by trying to fix your heater yourself. The professional team at Channell Heating & Cooling is your best option for reliable and safe heater repairs.
Don’t Risk It. Call The Pros.
Channell Heating & Cooling never puts our customers’ safety at risk. That’s why working with an expert is the safest, smartest option sometimes. Let us help you determine the severity of your heater repair, and trust us to give you an honest recommendation. Contact us today to take care of the dangerous heater repairs in your home and bring back the peace of mind you need!