If you watch a lot of home improvement shows, you see a lot of projects a weekend warrior like yourself can take on, from painting to putting in a new bathroom vanity.
One project that should NEVER be DIY? Maintaining or repairing your home’s furnace or boiler.
The big reason is safety. Your furnace or boiler is part of a complex system that heats your home. It has a lot of moving parts. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could end up creating a buildup of carbon monoxide in your home. Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, and can be lethal for you and your family. If CO builds up in the bloodstream, it replaces the oxygen in your red blood cells. That means vital organs like your brain, heart and lungs aren’t getting the oxygen they need to function. CO poisoning can cause serious injury or death.
There may be electrical components in your heating system, and they may be in close proximity to combustible fuel. Do you really want to risk those two getting together?
You may be looking at saving money by getting your home heating system in good shape by yourself ahead of the colder weather to come here in Southern Maryland. This may be one of the ultimate examples of “penny-wise and pound-foolish.”
Yeah, you may save a few bucks by not getting a professional maintenance tune-up by trained, experienced professionals like the Taylor service technicians. But you could end up paying a lot more later if you botch the job. The average cost of repairing a furnace is about $300. And for boilers, the average repair cost is almost $400.
And by not getting regular professional maintenance, you will likely be voiding the warranty that came with your heating system. That means if something goes wrong, your warranty won’t cover it.
Our service technicians will expertly service your heating system and get it running at peak efficiency for the coming heating system, which helps you save on energy costs. The tune-up also gives them the opportunity to spot and fix problems before they become worse. And if the time is drawing near where you’re going to need a new boiler or furnace, we provide a FREE estimate!
Trust the professionals at Taylor to take good care of your home’s heating system. Contact us for service!
Written By: on October 5, 2020