When things break in your home do you immediately reach for google or the repairman’s number? Every family has a different mindset when it comes to home repairs. Some are extremely handy and have lots of knowledge and experience when it comes to fixing things. Other people literally have no idea how to fix things and have no desire to even try to learn. If you are one of the people that like to try their own home repairs you can save yourself tons of money over the years. Some jobs are fairly simple and safe to perform on your own while others have some risks involved with them if they are not done correctly. If your HVAC system breaks down you may be considering fixing it yourself. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning has some words of caution for you so that you do not cause any harm.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a major concern for homeowners. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause death if it goes undetected. Some of the warning signs are dull headaches, muscle weakness, dizziness, vomiting, shortness of breath, confusion, drowsiness, blurred vision, and seizures. One of the hardest things with carbon monoxide is that it is a colorless and odorless gas. The only way to detect it is with a carbon monoxide detector. As your HVAC unit uses natural gas to heat your home it produces carbon monoxide. Sometimes a cracked heat exchanger causes carbon monoxide leaks. If you do your own repairs you run the risk of not catching a carbon monoxide leak and harming your family.
Risk of Fire with DIY HVAC Repairs
All the different types of heating and air conditioning systems have the potential to cause a fire. If you have gas lines or electrical wiring that is not functioning properly you need to make repairs with caution. Gas and electricity can cause fires if they are not handled properly. If you smell gas in your home as you are making repairs you will need to evacuate all family members and pets immediately. Then call the local gas company and the fire department so that they can come inspect your home.
DIY Repairs Can Lead to Bigger HVAC Problems
As your HVAC system runs small repairs frequently pop up. One of the best ways to catch these smaller problems before they turn into bigger problems is by performing routine maintenance on your HVAC system. Many people that choose to do their own repairs are that they do not perform routine maintenance simply because they do not know how to do so.
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If you do decide to perform your own HVAC system repairs you will want to take extra caution to make sure that you do not end up with carbon monoxide poisoning, fire or bigger problems. Some repairs are probably just fine for an experienced handyman to do but others you will want to call in a professional. Our certified technicians here at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning can come out and help you get your HVAC system in working condition. Contact us today!