Posted: October 18, 2018 by Andy
DIY home repair projects are often lots of fun and are an excellent way to learn new things. You can also save money on repairs by doing them yourself. However, there are some repair jobs that you should avoid, opting instead to hire a professional contractor. Two potentially dangerous jobs that you should never try yourself are furnace repair and installation.
Installing a new heating system in your home or repairing the one you have are not easy tasks. You need the right knowledge, skills, and training to do the job properly. If you're like most homeowners, your heating system feels like rocket science. It's not something you can figure out yourself just by reading the owner's manual.
Installing a new heating unit is a complicated project, and a potentially dangerous one. You must have a proper set of tools and equipment in order to install a heating system, make it operational, and keep yourself safe, all at the same time. If you do the job incorrectly, the problem(s) you create can be difficult and costly to fix, even for a professional contractor. Do not try heating repairs or installations yourself. It's far better to have a professional, licensed, bonded and insured HVAC contractor do the work for you.
There are three main elements in furnace installation that only a qualified technician that has the knowledge, skills, and equipment to do properly:
Power and wiring. Furnaces are not simple appliances that you just plug in a wall socket. They're directly wired into the main electrical system of your home. Our experts know how to turn off the main power to the unit and which wires to cut - doing it yourself, you risk burning down your house or electrocuting yourself.
Removal and replacement. This process usually requires some cutting and grinding down of existing metal pieces, fabricating new ones, and our professional HVAC installation technicians have all the necessary tools needed to finish these often-complicated tasks. They're not tools that you'll find in an ordinary toolbox. There are also many other elements to the process an amateur installer may not consider, such as placement and leveling of the unit, ensuring that the wiring and power are correct, among others.
Ductwork modifications. Your old furnace is not the only thing in your heating system that needs replacing. If your ducts that circulate heat around your home are in bad shape, they will require replacement or repairs as well. Duct repairs, done correctly, require plenty of sheet metal work, and this hazardous work is best performed by a skilled expert. Sheet metal has razor-sharp edges that absolutely will cause a trip to the emergency room if the proper safety equipment isn't worn, in addition to great care being taken during fabrication.
These are just a few of the many reasons why you should leave furnace installation and repair to our expert technicians. We're trained to do the work properly, safely, and without wasting time and materials. By hiring us to work on your home's heating system, you'll actually save money and have peace of mind. That's how neighbors should treat neighbors!™
We're committed to providing fast friendly emergency service 24 hours a day 7 days a week for residential heating and air conditioning systems in Wooster, Millersburg and the surrounding areas.
Our 24-hour emergency on-call service means you'll never have to go through another cold winter night or a hot, humid summer day. We service residents of Wayne and Holmes counties with no after-hours or overtime fees, so you'll never have to worry about paying extra because your furnace or air conditioner decided it wanted to quit on the weekend or a holiday!
Our service trucks are ready for your emergency after-hours service call with over 5000 stocked parts so you don't have to wait for us to chase down the parts you need.
Fast and done right the first time
We'll keep your Wayne County furnace running smoothly, and we service gas and electric heaters, heat pumps, ductless mini-split systems and more. Our local, licensed, friendly HVAC technicians drive fully-stocked service vans so when we troubleshoot your Holmes County HVAC system and find a faulty part, we can replace it right then! Whatever you need in the area of heating and cooling repair in Wooster, Millersburg, and the surrounding areas, we've got you covered!
The right system for your home
Whether you're a homeowner in Rittman who's in the market for a new, high-efficiency furnace, a mobile home owner in Shreve who's tired of baking in the summertime or you're a property manager in Dalton looking to replace old, temperamental air conditioning systems in apartments with new reliable units, our experience enables us to quickly and accurately assess your HVAC needs. You'll get the new furnace install and central air conditioning upgrade that's right for you.
Protect your investment
While we don't mind visiting your home for a dead-of-winter breakdown (it's what we do), we want to help you avoid that unfortunate situation altogether. That's why we offer affordable Wayne and Holmes County seasonal HVAC maintenance to reduce the future need for heating and cooling repairs. Our thorough inspections catch little problems before they become big ones. An annual HVAC tune-up by one of our expert techs saves you money, time, and stress!
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