Do it yourself projects will always be popular because in many cases they’re a fun, creative way to save money.
But there are some things that you should never attempt to fix yourself – that includes fixing your furnace problems.
Doing It Yourself Can Be Dangerous
Furnaces are gas appliances, and that means that there is an element of danger to fixing them. If you aren’t a trained and licensed gas fitter, you shouldn’t attempt it.
It isn’t unheard of for a gas appliance, like a furnace, to explode if it is improperly installed, repaired, or isn’t regularly maintained.
Carbon Monoxide is a Deadly Reality
It isn’t just the threat of explosions that’s the problem. Carbon monoxide is a real danger in any home that uses gas appliances.
This odourless, colourless gas forms as the result of incomplete combustion in your furnace. It’s can cause nausea, headaches and, in high enough concentrations, death.
The Calgary Fire Department actively warns people to be vigilant against potential carbon monoxide leaks. You should also make sure your CO alarm is still working – many people don’t check them for years at a time.
What You Should Leave to the Pros
You should leaving the following repairs and installations to a professional HVAC technician.
- Any and all furnace model repairs
- Electric ignition or pilot problems
- Inconsistent heating issues
- Cycling problems – if your furnace is turning on and off too much (or not enough), this could be a sign of an internal problem.
- Loud, unexplainable noises
- All installations
Our technicians are highly trained and licensed to properly attend to your furnace, whatever the problem.
The Benefits of Having a Professional Fix Your Furnace Problems
There are nothing but benefits to having a licensed professional fix your furnace, and other gas appliances.
Prevent More Problems
It happens all the time in all parts of life. Sometimes when you try to fix a problem, you inadvertently end up causing more of them.
The same thing can happen when ‘fixing’ your furnace. You may be trying to do one thing but, without meaning to, be causing some serious damage.
You and Your Family Will Be Much Safer
It can’t be said enough – attempting to fix a furnace problem yourself is exceedingly dangerous. You could put yourself, your family, your home, and even your neighbours at risk.
Having a technician who is trained in the safe handling gas appliances will make you and your family breathe easier, and will give you the assurance that your furnace is safe to use.
Save Tons of Time
When you know what you’re doing and have the proper tools to do it, the job of fixing your furnace problems goes much, much faster. They are able to expertly diagnose the issue and identify the proper way to fix it.
Tip: A lot of furnace problems can be avoided by investing in an annual tune up. They have plenty of benefits for you and your home.
Furnace Problems You Can Solve Yourself
While all services, including furnace installations should be taken care of by us, there are a few things you can do that might solve your issue.
Change Your Air Filter
This is something we actively encourage you to do! When your air filter is clogged, it causes your furnace to work harder. This makes it much less efficient, which can end up costing you more money.
If you’ve noticed that your furnace doesn’t seem to be pumping out as much warm air as it should be, make a point of checking your filter. If it’s clogged with dust and dirt, change or replace it.
Sometimes the answer is as simple as pushing a few buttons.
Thermostats are often set to the desired temperatures and then forgotten about. But they can get reset sometimes. If you’re noticing that your home is too hot or too cold, check to make sure the temperature on your thermostat is what you want.
If you’ve reset it, but aren’t feeling any difference, that’s when you should call us.
We’ll Keep You Warm and Safe This Winter
Your furnace is important, especially with those cold Calgary winters. We understand that – we’re in the same shoes as you. That’s why we offer 24 hour emergency service citywide.
We’ll arrive quickly, and we’ll fix all of your problems safely. After all, that’s what we’re here for.
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