Have you ever been tempted to install a heater by yourself in an attempt to save money and time? Or to avoid the hassle of having to deal with setting up an appointment, or both?
While it may seem like a good idea in the moment, unlike other DIY home improvement projects you can do safely, installing an HVAC system on your own could expose you to lots of danger. Many of these dangers could cause serious injuries.
Mission AC & Plumbing cares about the safety and comfort of our clients above all, which is why it’s best to leave professional heater services to us! Here are some of the reasons why it’s best not to perform your own heater installation:
Unless you’re a licensed professional, it’s against the law for you to attempt HVAC installation on your own. This is because both cooling and heating systems contain various potentially dangerous materials and it takes years of training and experience for someone to handle them correctly.
You also won’t be able to purchase all the parts needed for heater installation from HVAC companies unless obtained illegally.
To make things worse, you could face fines and legal issues for breaking the law. Aside from legal matters, if your insurance company were to find out, you would have to pay for any damages your DIY heater may cause on your own since it was installed without a permit.
Almost all HVAC manufacturers offer a warranty on their systems, but only if you have a licensed professional do the installation or repair process. The warranty on your heater becomes void if you do it yourself.
If your heater malfunctions in any way but wasn’t installed with a permit, the company won’t pay for any of the costs associated with it, regardless if you installed it correctly or not.
One component a licensed professional has to understand is electrical training since the installation of a heater requires handling high-voltage electrical circuits. Without proper training, you could cause your heater to short-circuit or electrocute yourself in the process.
HVAC installation also requires knowledge of handling refrigerant gas and sharp parts, which could cause burns and cuts.
Lastly, improper ventilation of your heater could lead to CO2 poisoning. In the worst-case scenario, CO2 poisoning can cause death. Because the gas is undetectable through scent and sight, this makes it especially dangerous.
You wouldn’t want to put yourself or your family through these risks!
Furnace Repair & Heater Replacement
Now that you know some of the potential risks of DIY heater installation, we’ll walk you through some basics of what to expect during furnace repair or replacement. A professional will be able to ensure the safety of themselves as well as you and your family during the entire process.
- During furnace repair, your licensed professional will perform a variety of adjustments depending on what needs to be fixed. For instance, electrical connections might be tightened up, or voltage and amperage checked for proper levels.
- During heater replacement, a professional will recommend what works best for your home and install the unit for you. The average heater installation process takes about 4-8 hours to complete, allowing you to have a new system within a day.
Houston Heater Installation
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