The Dangers Of DIY Furnace Repairs

You might think you can save money by fixing your furnace yourself rather than calling professionals. There is a reason why HVAC companies employ technicians with NATE certification who are experts in furnace repair. It takes knowledge, practice, and experience to repair a furnace safely. Attempting to fix your furnace yourself could lead to an electric shock, fire, or even an explosion.

1. Electrical Shocks or Burns

Most serious DIY projects come with risks, but it is dangerous to tamper with mechanical systems. If you fail to turn off the electricity or wait for the furnace to cool down, you could receive an electrical shock or painful burns.

A small mistake on your part could lead to severe consequences. People have accidentally caused gas explosions in their homes while trying to make repairs. Even if you are lucky enough to escape serious injury, you could cause major damage to your home. Safety should always be your primary concern, and the safest option you have when it comes to furnace repairs is to book an appointment with a professional HVAC company.

2. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Furnaces create heat by using a combustion process. This process produces carbon monoxide. Each year people suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning, some recover with medical help while others die after exposure to the toxic gas. Carbon monoxide poisoning is especially prevalent in the wintertime while heating repair Las Vegas needs to be done.

An incorrectly repaired system part or furnace leak can result in increased levels of carbon monoxide in your house, which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. You can keep yourself and your family members safe by relying on us to repair your furnace. You can also stay safe by installing battery-operated carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home. Place the detectors on every floor of your house and near every bedroom.

3. Damaging Your Furnace

Unless you are an expert repairman, there is a good chance you will damage your furnace even further while attempting to fix it. Instead of needing furnace repairs, you could end up needing a whole new furnace. Trying to fix your home furnace and causing significant damage could end up costing you a few thousand dollars more than the price of hiring a professional to make repairs.

By contacting us as soon as you realize something is wrong with your furnace, you will save the worry of trying to figure out how to fix the problem. Our company technicians have the training and knowledge needed to figure out the source of the issues and fix them safely. We are always training and learning so we can keep up with the latest technology and provide you with excellent service.

You can relax and let the professionals fix your furnace. We know how important it is for you to have your heat running in the winter. Our experienced team of trained Nate-certified technicians will repair your furnace so that you can stay comfortable during the cold season.

Choosing to Rely on Professionals

We are licensed professionals because we have completed the training and certification required to become HVAC technicians. It is our job as professional technicians to figure out what is wrong with your furnace and repair it while keeping you and your family safe. We are excellent at our jobs, and when you rely on professionals like us, you receive many benefits. You will not have to worry if you are fixing your furnace correctly or if you are on the verge of disaster. You can rest assured that you, your family members, and your house will stay safe.

Stay Cozy and Warm This Winter

The sooner you call to book an appointment, the sooner we can make the repairs. You do not want to be left without heat for very long during the cold Ontario winter. You will have your heat working again in no time if you rely on us to repair your furnace.

Our 90-Day Guarantee

When we make repairs, our service comes with a 90-day guarantee. If our repairs fail within 90 days of your original repair appointment, we will return to your house and fix it for free.

Safe DIY Furnace Maintenance

The one thing you can do to help your furnace run efficiently this winter is to change the HVAC air filter every time it becomes dirty. Preventing the air filter from becoming clogged will stop airflow problems before they begin.
When your air filter is clean, it helps the furnace to run efficiently. Your house will be warmer, and your energy bill will be lower.

Play It Safe

Do not assume that nothing bad will happen to you if you attempt to fix your furnace. Rather than taking a huge risk, contact our company and make a furnace repair appointment. We will have your heating working perfectly in no time so you will be warm and comfortable when the temperatures fall.

Fixing The Air Conditioning Problem

If you face a sudden malfunction in your air conditioner, the situation can be alarming. The reason can be something complicated, or it can be as simple are fuse blow or a circuit trip.

While in complicated cases, you will need the services of professional technicians, you can tackle most of the simple problems by yourself.

Here we give you some troubleshooting tips that will help you to deal with the standard problems with your air conditioner.

It is necessary to understand that many problems with air conditioning are because of poor maintenance. If you want to avoid this issue, you should prepare an annual maintenance program for your AC and heating units. For more details and the maintenance plan we have at Hometown Heating, you should visit our website and contact us without wasting any more time.

1. Your Air Conditioner Won’t Switch On

The first thing to do is to inspect the outer unit and check at the outside to see if the condenser is operating fine. You also need to check the connection of the unit to make sure it has proper plugging, and the thermostat is in a correct setting.

It may sound standard; however, it is a good idea to bring your thermostat lower by 5 to 10 degrees and observe if this solves the problem. Keep your thermostat set to cool. Our Manager for repair and maintenance, John, states that it is not easy to understand the working of the thermostat and the homeowner should read the manuals.

Then examine to detect if there is a fuse blow or there is a trip in the circuit breaker that is the reason for the problem.

If there is still a problem in switching on the AC, you may have frost on the coil, or there could be issues with the compressor or motor. For such repairs, you will have to call the professionals.

2. Your AC Is Not Chilling the Air

If your air conditioner will switch on, and your thermostat is in the proper setting, and still your system does not cool the surrounding, there may be a blockage of dirt or air in the condenser. You need to first check for dirt and debris at the outside unit that may be blocking the circulation of the airflow.

Secondly, inspect the filer to confirm that they are clean. If the filter is dirty, it will block the air flowing to the evaporator roll, and the coil may freeze. If you have pets at your house or you use the AC throughout the day, you must change your filter regularly. You can take out the screen and try to see through it as if the vision is not clear; it means the filter is dirty.

If your air conditioner is yet not chilling air, you may have a malfunction with your refrigerant or your compressor. You will have to contact an expert technician to look into the problem.

3. Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Appropriately Chilling Your Home

If your AC is on and the settings are correct, any issues with cooling could be because of the size of your air conditioner. Your AC size should be proportional to the size of your house.

You should have an AC that will keep your house cooling in peak summer seasons. A standard system can save a difference of 20-25 degrees between the indoor and outdoor temperatures. In other words, your AC is not configured to keep your house at 58 degrees when it is 85 degrees outdoor.

If it is a typical summer day and your air conditioner is not cooling your house, you may have issues of charging or an evaporator coil may have frozen. If you see frosting on your outdoor assembly, turn it off and request a professional service.


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About Us

HomeTown Heating & Cooling is a family owned and operated company in Washington state.  Licensed and bonded, insured and registered with the Department of Labor and Industries.

With a combined experience of over 35 years in the HVAC industry, HomeTown can repair, maintain, replace and install all industrial, commercial, refrigeration, restaurant equipment, and residential heating and cooling equipment.

All technicians are fully licensed and trained for their position.  You can rest assured that you are hiring the best service for your home or business.

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