We understand when Wise homeowners choose to save money and attempt various repairs around their homes themselves. Although making many repairs around your home is acceptable, some will require professional assistance. Among these special repairs is furnace repair.
“Now, what is so wrong with fixing your furnace by yourself?” you might ask. There are many reasons why a licensed furnace repair technician must provide furnace repair. In the following paragraphs, we discuss the four main reasons relating to your safety, home, and family members.
You Need Special Training and Equipment
Most furnace repair technicians attend an education program that spans six months to two years, depending on the institution or program. After completing this program, technicians are required to attend a set number of hours of in-person training with an experienced technician. After this training is complete, they must pass a state licensing exam that allows them to provide these services. This comprehensive training program allows technicians to safely fix your furnace without injuring themselves or others.
On the other hand, you may not be as trained or experienced as a professional technician. The repair will not only take longer than necessary, but without adequate training and equipment, you may hurt yourself, the furnace, and possibly even your home.
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You Will Void the Warranty
Depending on the manufacture of your furnace, you may void the warranty by attempting furnace repair yourself. As experienced technicians, we have seen this happen numerous times. Homeowners attempted to cut the cost of furnace repairs, but in doing so, they made the matter even worse. In that case, there was nothing left to do but replace the furnace. The warranty will not cover that replacement and will cost even more than a repair service.
You May Breach Homeowner Insurance Policies
When furnace repairs are provided by someone other than a licenced technician, accidents may occur due to inadequate training. These accidents may cause a fire that your homeowner’s insurance won’t cover. Many homeowner’s insurance policies have a clause that requires homeowners to hire professionals for such costly and specialized repairs.
On the other hand, every technician is required by state regulations to show proof of liability insurance before starting their furnace repair services. This policy can take the responsibility for possible accidents off your hands.
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You Will Lower the Property Value
Now say that you were able to install and maintain your furnace for quite some time. The problem that you will face when trying to sell your home is when potential buyers ask for warranties or proof of your HVAC systems inspection record. Though this seems like a very small matter, Showing that your HVAC system has been installed and maintained by a certified professional technician will assist you in attracting interested buyers of your property.
Not many home buyers will appreciate having to buy a home without official documentation proving that everything in the house is up to par and maintained well. In the absence of any proof that the home has been professionally maintained, potential buyers may be able to bargain the price of the home lower than you intended. Therefore, don’t miss out on a potentially good profit. Hire a professional and have the peace of mind that your investment is a good one!
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Contact Hansen Super Techs!
Your furnace a very important investment in your home. With proper care and repair, it should last you up to three decades. Because of this, only the best furnace repair techs should be trusted with servicing your furnace.
The technicians at Hansen Super Techs are super knowledgeable and skilled, providing top quality service at a price that you can afford. Contact us today for your heating, air conditioning, electrical, or plumbing needs by calling (251) 471-3047.