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Can You Fix Your Furnace on Your Own?

It can be natural to get a burst of inspiration as a homeowner, as you start taking care of home improvement projects around the house. You finally replace that knob that was missing from the nightstand, you finished replacing the broken window in your shed, and now you’re looking to conquer more projects as you get things done. Firstly, we’d like to commend you for being such a hard worker! The world needs more homeowners like you, that’s for sure.

However, before you take those determined steps into the basement to start working on your broken furnace this winter, we’d like to talk about how maybe this is a project that you’d better off leaving in more qualified hands. Don’t take this the wrong way, there are a lot of projects that probably require your attention and nobody else’s, but your furnace just isn’t one of them.

Here are just a few reasons why furnace repair in Kalispell, MT should never be done by a homeowner.

1. It’s Dangerous

First and foremost, safety is the number one priority in any situation. It’s inherently unsafe to try and work on your furnace system on your own, no matter what kind of furnace you have. Some homeowners think that just because they have an electric furnace, they can do the repairs on their own because it’s not “burning gas,” but this isn’t true at all. Electric furnaces are just as complex as gas furnaces, and they heat a coil to high temperatures that require specialized training to handle.

Do yourself and your family a favor and stay away from opening up your heating system to perform repairs yourself. If you take anything away from this blog, let it be that safety comes first, and DIY furnace repairs aren’t safe.

2. It Might Not Work As Well As You Think

Everyone has an idea of what a fast furnace repair is in their head. You think you might just open up the caging of the system, twist your wrench a little bit, and tighten that loose component so the noise you’re hearing stops, right? Well, if the universe has anything to say about it, it’s probably not going to be like that.

Furnace repairs never go as planned when you’re not thoroughly experienced in the field. Let a professional take the reigns so you don’t get any unpleasant surprises.

3. Furnace Repair Requires Specialized Equipment and Training

Don’t get us started on all the specific training, licensing, insurance, and equipment you need to perform even some of the most basic furnace repairs. All of this is time-consuming, and not to mention expensive, which is why we have a business dedicated to being the best in the industry! Our team is well-equipped to handle this repair, and most homeowners just aren’t.

4. You’ll Void Your Warranty

Your furnace’s warranty is a precious commodity. It’s what gives you peace of mind whenever something goes wrong, since you know your heating system is protected and you won’t have to pay exorbitant costs.

However, the moment you open up your furnace to do DIY repairs, you’re voiding the warranty on your system and you’re opening yourself up to expensive bills down the line.

Call the pros at Bill’s Superheat, Inc. when you need help. Here to Save the Day!

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