When your furnace is operating the way it should be, it keeps your home comfortable and you probably don’t think much more about it. However, when your furnace stops working or encounters problems during the winter, you want a quick fix. In this blog, we’ll make the case that you should always call a professional to help you with your furnace repair needs.
For 24/7 furnace repair services in Amite City, Hammond, and Kentwood, call your friends at Foulks. Our NATE-certified techs are ready to help you with your furnace and heat pump needs.
Maintain your warranty and insurance
Most DIY furnace repairs don’t end up working out. On the rare occasion something actually gets resolved, that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Working on your own HVAC system may void the manufacturer’s warranty or compromise future insurance claims.
These may cause problems if you encounter another problem down the road. Here at Foulks Heating & Cooling, our techs are NATE-certified, so you can rest easy knowing our tune-ups and repairs will get your system running again.
Carbon monoxide safety check
When your furnace burns fuel, it produces carbon monoxide, which is an odorless and colorless gas. Carbon monoxide, in sufficient quantity, is dangerous and can lead to illness or death. The heat exchanger contains this gas, preventing it from leaking into your home.
During a repair or tune-up, our technicians are going to check the heat exchanger to make sure it isn’t cracked or damaged. Any damage to the heat exchanger can result in a carbon monoxide leak.
(By the way, if you have the opportunity to install carbon monoxide detectors in your home, we highly recommend that you do so! In the rare event of a carbon monoxide leak, a detector can be a literal lifesaver)
Protection from fire hazards
Both gas and electric furnaces use combustion to generate heat energy, which is then distributed through your home’s air ducts to the living spaces of your home. Any kind of DIY repair to your furnace or heating system carries with it the risk of something going wrong with this combustion process, which in turn could present a fire risk. This is just one of the reasons we recommend only allowing a NATE-certified technician to inspect and repair your furnace.
Sometimes, a malfunctioning furnace is a sign of a big issue. It’s not always something that can be fixed quickly. If there is a serious issue, you may need a big repair that takes a lot of time and expertise to accomplish. We have the know-how and experience to get any job done, no matter how big or small.
Call Foulks for furnace repair in Hammond, LA
You can trust Foulks Heating & Cooling for exceptional furnace repair in Hammond, Louisiana. Contact us today to learn more about our services.