Do it yourself repairs are great ways to get things fixed and to save money, but only if they are done right – if they are not, self-proclaimed repair technicians can do more harm than good, moreover, repair mistakes can cause dangerous situations, accidents and incur high unnecessary costs. Here are the most common mistakes during DIY furnace repair:
- Not turning the electricity, gas and water supply – disconnecting all the supplies running to the furnace is essential for the safety of the repair process, failing to turn off everything could lead to explosions and accidents;
- Using duct tape to fix everything – duct tape is certainly a very useful tool, but the leaks that you detect during Denver furnace repair need a more durable and safer solution, such as proper component repair or replacement;
- Attempting duct cleaning on your own – cleaning vent areas with a brush or a broom can help a little, but thorough duct cleaning requires special tools that your household is likely to lack;
- Attempting the repair of electrical components – unless you are a trained electrician, you will probably cause permanent damage to electrical components, making your repair attempt a costly mistake that also takes time to remedy.