So your furnace has gone on the fritz and the house is getting chilly – not to mention the cold glare your wife is giving you. No problem, right? After all, you are quite handy with a tool belt and are quite capable of painting a fence or changing the spark plugs in your car. There can’t be any harm in having a go at the furnace, right? Wrong!
Furnaces are specialized pieces of equipment that require servicing and repair by qualified individuals. No matter how competent you are at performing other types of DIY jobs, you should not attempt a furnace repair unless you have been specifically trained on this type of equipment and are properly certified (in North Carolina, this means being licensed with the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors).
There are several risks associated with incorrectly repaired furnaces, most notably the risk of a runaway fire or a gas leak. Obviously, most people realize fires are catastrophic and extremely dangerous, but not everyone realizes that a faulty or badly fitted furnace can release methane gas into the home. Because this gas is colorless and frequently odorless, it is not always obvious that there is a leak, unlike a fire that makes itself very obvious within a short space of time. Methane gas is flammable and toxic, and if it is allowed to leak into and concentrate in the home, it can lead to serious health problems, injury, or even death.
Rather, leave any furnace repair jobs to the professionals. To ensure long term good performance of your furnace and the safety of your family, get a suitably trained and licensed furnace repair contractor to take care of this task. Meantime, while he works, you can always keep yourself busy (and out of his way) by painting the fence and changing the spark plugs in the car.
For furnace repair in Mooresville NC, contact us at Cool Comfort Heating & Air. We offer quality HVAC services at fair prices to homes and businesses. Call us today for a free quote!