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Common Mistakes Made During At-Home Furnace Repairs

Published by Luke Weiden

In light of COVID-19, it’s understandable that many homeowners are focusing on making their home their safe haven. As the weather continues to cool off in Chicago, homeowners are beginning to turn on their furnaces for the first time since last year, many even trying to tackle DIY repairs.

As professionals of furnace repair near Jefferson Park, we encourage you to be mindful of the following mistakes. If you would feel more comfortable with our team handling your repairs, don’t hesitate to let us know.

Not Turning Off the Electric & Gas Water Supply

Before you begin working on your furnace, make sure to turn off your home’s gas, electric and water supply. This simple step of disconnecting the furnace from other supply lines can help reduce the risk of an accident occurring while you fix it.

Trying to Clean Your Ducts on Your Own

As you get more involved in your DIY repair, you may notice that your ducts need some attention. Don’t attempt to do this yourself or you’ll likely end up frustrated (and dirty!). This is something that we can assist with instead.

Attempting Electrical Repairs Alone

Doing it yourself is an approach that can be highly successful with the right tools and research, but electrical repairs should be left to a professional. Your furnace is a more complicated system than you may think and it requires precision and knowledge that you may not have on your own.

The good news is that our team at Deljo is equipped and ready to help with your furnace repair in Jefferson Park. Call us today to get started.

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