You may choose to make minor furnace repairs in your Lenexa, KS, home instead of calling a service technician. And while you may get away with some DIY repairs, it’s a much better idea to contact a professional to fix your furnace. You potentially expose yourself to the following risks when you attempt furnace repairs on your own:

Fire Risks

Furnaces can become fire hazards when you don’t maintain them properly. The risk of fire may increase when you perform your own heating repairs. Professional service technicians possess the expertise to spot faulty wiring and other fire hazards while performing maintenance on your heater.

Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas produced as a byproduct of burning fuel. Leaks caused by DIY heater repairs can lead to carbon monoxide buildup in your home. This dangerous gas is both odorless and tasteless, so you may not detect its presence before the situation becomes dire.

Larger Repair Problems

An inexperienced worker can quickly turn a minor furnace maintenance and repair task into a major problem. Any money you wish to save by completing a job yourself may pale in comparison to the cost to repair the damage you do to your heating system.

Furnace Warranty

Many companies that sell HVAC systems will only cover the cost to repair or replace a system that a professional services. These companies consider a manufacturer warranty void from the moment you attempt repairs on your own heater. The result is costly out-of-pocket expenses if a serious problem occurs with your heating system.

Insurance Problems

Some homeowners insurance policies require proof that professionals perform repairs on an HVAC system. When you make furnace repairs on your own, there’s a chance that your insurance premiums will rise. There’s also a chance that your insurance carrier will cancel the policy altogether.

A properly working furnace is necessary to maintain the comfort and safety of your family throughout the winter months. Call Air Pro Comfort Systems for the best in furnace repairs.

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