When your furnace begins to malfunction or if it needs to be replaced, it can be hard to resist the urge to take it on as a weekend DIY project that you can handle without the expertise of an HVAC professional. But the reality is, your furnace is a complex, delicate piece of equipment that should always be left in the hands of a thoroughly trained and experienced technician. When you decide to take it upon yourself to conduct repairs, it can end up costing you much more to rectify any errors, and it can even be dangerous.
Before you try to repair your home’s furnace based on what you learned from a YouTube video and before you hire the first repairman on Kijiji, here’s why you should hire a professional furnace company instead.
Thorough Knowledge and Training
Professional furnace companies have the expertise to back up their name. A reputable company will have knowledgeable, well-trained HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) staff on hand to diagnose and repair any problems and malfunctions that may occur with your furnace and equipment. At Distinct Heating & Cooling, our highly skilled technicians complete a demanding four-year apprenticeship program and continue to hone their craft in the field.
Safety and Diligence
Expert furnace technicians are certified and trained comprehensively to determine what needs repair, along with employing any necessary safety protocols that ensure your furnace and equipment is up to code. With their expertise, they understand all the intricacies of your furnace and can administer any repairs and installations in a safe and diligent manner to ensure that you and your family are comfortable and safe at home.
Tools of Trade
So you want to repair your furnace on your own. Diagnosing today’s furnaces requires a wide range of specialty tools. Do you have electrical testers? Gas readers? Carbon monoxide readers? These are just a few tools of the trade used by HVAC technicians day in and day out. When you add up the cost in buying new tools you may only use once, it’s far more cost-efficient to hire the pros.
Offer Assistance in the Future
If you require any assistance with your furnace in the future, you have the ability to call your Distinct Heating & Cooling technician to assess and take care of any potential issues. So rather than attempting to fumble around to identify and fix potential problems, you can simply call Distinct and have someone take care of it for you.
Your home’s furnace is a complicated piece of equipment. But it’s also an important one that’s responsible for ensuring that both you and your family stay comfortable, safe, and healthy at home. If you experience problems with your furnace system, or need a new one installed, don’t take a chance on attempting to do repairs yourself. Give Distinct Heating & Cooling a call. As a leading HVAC company in Calgary, we’re here to help.