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Here’s Why You Should Never Try to Repair a Gas Furnace Yourself

When something in your home needs repair, it may seem like an opportune time to take on an exciting new project by yourself. Replacing a loose doorknob, adjusting a crooked cabinet door, or reinforcing a shaky table leg are all jobs that are relatively simple for a homeowner to do with the proper tools and perhaps some helpful information on the internet. But repairing a broken gas furnace is never as simple as screwing in a door handle.

In today’s guide, learn why gas furnace repair in Park Ridge, IL, is a job reserved for professionals, like the friendly folks at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning.

The Issue May Not Be What You Think

One of the most important reasons to leave furnace repair up to a professional is that the part that you believe is broken may not necessarily be the part that’s causing trouble. Guides and tutorials online can give you a few reasons as to why your furnace is making noise or why you only feel limited heating. But any number of parts can contribute to a single problem, and replacing the part you believe is at fault may end up proving a waste of money. For example, you may think you need to replace the draft inducer when you system shuts off after only a few minutes of heating, when the problem could actually be with the air pressure switch, a less costly replacement part.

Repairing a Gas Furnace on Your Own Is Expensive

Perhaps you own a set of tools found standard in most homes, like a set of screwdrivers and a hammer. Or maybe you’re the type of homeowner with an array of tools like socket wrenches, torque wrenches, and hacksaws. But even so, chances are that you do not own all of the tools necessary for gas furnace repair. Experts carry the costly specialized equipment that can detect improper voltage, poor air pressure, and other problems you cannot perceive visually.

Professionals Know the Safest Way to Work with a Gas Line

Professionals also know the safest ways to repair a gas heating installation without the potential for gas leaks or carbon monoxide leaks. Technicians will take the time to inspect your equipment thoroughly before and after a repair to check for any potential danger, while an amateur may not always know what to look for.

Call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment for professional furnace repair service in Park Ridge, IL, a company trusted for heating and air conditioning repair since 1904.

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