When it comes to do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, we’ve found that people have a widely varying sense of confidence, motivation, and time available. At JDL HVAC Services, we’ve done work for people who were re-building truck engines from parts in their garage while we changed their air filters, and we’ve come to the rescue of those who got a little — okay, a lot — in over their head trying to do their own heater repairs.
We all have different reasons for why we decide to go the DIY route, or on the other hand, why we choose to avoid it even if we’re capable of doing the work ourselves. In today’s blog from the Furnace Service Experts at JDL HVAC Services in the Odenton area, we’ll make our case why when it comes to your home’s furnace or boiler, you should leave it to the pros.
To learn more about our local HVAC services company or to schedule an appointment for your furnace or boiler, schedule an appointment with us today.
It Could Save You Money
Lots of people we talk to say the single most important consideration they make when deciding if a project is a DIY project or not is the amount of money that they think they can save by doing it themselves. “Think” is the key word here.
When it comes to furnace services and repairs, there are plenty of hidden costs that you may not be considering. For example, you may not have all of the proper tools for the job which means you have to spend more money to rent or buy them. You could make a mistake, and damage your furnace, leading to purchasing parts you weren’t planning on replacing. And finally, you could do all of this and still end up needing the help of a professional furnace services team.
We think that discretion is the better part of valor, and when it comes to your furnace, you should leave it to the pros to avoid hidden costs.
You’ll Avoid Danger
Given that your furnace is hooked up to electrical and possibly gas lines, there is always a certain amount of risk involved. Boilers are no different, they just deal with a different set of risks. The best way to avoid danger, unless you are an electrician or HVAC tech, is to hire a professional who is trained to work on your furnace or boiler while avoiding the risks that are inherent in repairing or servicing it.
We’re Furnace Service Specialists
Did we mention that we do this for a living? Our furnace service technicians are some of the best around, and we make sure it stays that way by providing them with ongoing training into the latest models, best practices, and latest technology, so we can always offer our clients the best possible service in the area.
Don’t Void Your Warranty
In virtually every case, the warranty on a major appliance like your furnace is tied to having any maintenance or repairs services handled by a licensed professional. If you decide to work on your furnace yourself, there is almost a 100% chance that you just voided your warranty.
This means that even if you do the repairs yourself, and get everything done exactly right — way to go! — you could still end up in trouble down the road if your furnace faces another failure. When the warranty company asks for documentation of the work that was done by a professional company, you’re left out in the cold — literally.
You Can Save Time
Even assuming that you know what you are doing, can do it safely, and have all of the tools you need to get the job done, wouldn’t you still rather spend your time putting that truck engine back together in the garage, or enjoying your time some other way?
As experienced, trained furnace repair technicians, the team at JDL HVAC Services can save you a ton of time, allowing you to spend that time with family, on a hobby, or doing anything other than crawling around your furnace figuring out where that tiny little bolt fell.
We Can Leverage Our Tech for You
Even if you have the tools you need to get the job done, chances are that the tools you are using are older, out-of-date models that don’t allow for the kind of precise measurements, placement, or auditing of parts. We do.
Beyond that, we can leverage our own knowledge to make sure that there isn’t anything else wrong with your furnace than the items you called us out to fix or maintenance in the first place.
Schedule Your Furnace Service Today
Save time, save money and potentially save face by scheduling your furnace repair service today with the HVAC team trusted by local residents — get in touch with JDL HVAC today. We provide service throughout Odenton, Laurel, Severna Park and the surrounding area.