Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric has been specializing in residential and commercial HVAC and electrical services for more than 45 years. We are a local, family-owned business dedicated to providing exceptional service, the highest quality parts and equipment, and superior results.
At Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric, we know that HVAC and electrical emergencies can happen when you least expect it, including outside of standard business hours. That’s why we offer our customers round-the-clock emergency service to repair any major HVAC or electrical issue.
It’s the dead of winter, and the air outside of your Greater Lehigh Valley home is frigid to put it in kind words. Normally, this isn’t an issue, as a good, solid heating system keeps you comfy and warm. But something has gone awry, and your furnace isn’t working properly. So the question now becomes: “What do I do?”
DIY solutions may come to mind. Current media has catered to the “weekend warrior” approach with growing enthusiasm for years, and there are a few how-to checklists regarding DIY furnace repair. But is it a good idea?
It’s very tempting for our experts to simply say absolutely not. But that answer doesn’t really leave you with much of a reason, does it? Allow us a little of your time to explain exactly why DIY furnace repair is kind of a bad move.
We wouldn’t necessarily discourage a trained professional, equipped with the right tools and experience from handling their own repairs (well, we might. Technology moves quickly, and if you’re not keeping up with current training and tech, you may do yourself more harm than good). But DIY implies novice experience at best. Which exposes a homeowner to a few very worrying factors: all of them regarding risk.
Health and Safety Risks
Some DIY projects are well suited to learning as you go. Say, building furniture. But when you’re handling a furnace, you’re dealing with a pre-constructed, heavy-duty piece of machinery that requires extremely specific care and repair. Without the right tools and knowledge, you may encounter:
Personal safety not really a concern of yours? You risk doing damage to more than yourself with improper repair!
We’re aware that this all sounds very admonishing. Understand that our professionals are not trying to discourage DIY solutions altogether. They’re a cool concept, with plenty of upsides. It’s just best to choose something that won’t cost you thousands of dollars (or your personal health!) if something goes awry.
When it comes to furnace repair, it’s best to leave it to the experts. All of that training and certification are there for a reason! If you find yourself caught without heat this winter season, call on the specialists at Jack Lehr today!