It might be tempting to pop off the panel and take a look “under the hood” of your home furnace if it breaks down. However, even the most mechanically inclined homeowners risk their own safety and even further damaging the unit attempting furnace repair on their own.
An experienced HVAC technician knows exactly where to shut off the gas and power lines to safely diagnose and repair your furnace. His or her expertise could end up saving you time, energy, and money in the long run. By relying on professional furnace repair in Austin, Texas, you protect yourself as well as maintain a cozy lifestyle for your family.
Gas furnaces rely on natural gas or LP gas to heat a home. These gases are, obviously, highly flammable; and although a furnace has built-in safety features, if its pilot light were to malfunction, just as in a gas stove, your house might become a ticking time bomb waiting to go off with this unseen gas lingering throughout the home. If you notice any sulfur-like or rotten eggs smell, call an HVAC technician immediately.
Even newer furnaces with a faulty fan motor will leak carbon monoxide into the home, posing a serious health hazard to your family. No matter what the problem is with your furnace, it’s not worth it to risk your own safety, especially when dealing with possible carbon monoxide exposure.
While you might have an idea what the problem is with your furnace, it’s more prudent to rely on a professional who has essentially seen it all, and knows how to handle this serious situation. One wrong move with your DIY tool-kit and you might have to say goodbye to your furnace or even, sadly, your home.
Residents don’t experience frostbite living in Austin, but it often gets a bit nippy on the chilliest of Austin nights. Cozying up to the television or reading a book feels better when your furnace is working at optimal efficiency. At ABA Heating and Cooling, our professionals service gas and electric furnaces. Rely on experts in the heating repair services industry with the right parts and tools to get the job done properly and safely. For more information about affordable, professional furnace repair in Austin, Texas, please contact us today.