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Whichever way you choose maintain your furnace, it is very important to make sure that it is operated within strict guidelines since it is a very complex machine. But fixing the furnace on your own ...

Whichever way you choose maintain your furnace, it is very important to make sure that it is operated within strict guidelines since it is a very complex machine. But fixing the furnace on your own can have a lot of dangers especially if you are not 100% sure of what you are doing.

For more information on why professional furnace repair specialist in Chelan WA is needed please go ahead and visit us at cascademechanical.com.

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  • 1. The Dangers of DIY Furnace Repair  Brought to you by: www.cascademechanical.com
  • 2. The Dangers of DIY Furnace Repair Whichever way you choose maintain your furnace, it is very important to make sure that it is operated within strict guidelines since it is a very complex machine. But fixing the furnace on your own can have a lot of dangers especially if you are not 100% sure of what you are doing. Statistics show that hundreds of people in the country are injured
  • 3. The Dangers of DIY Furnace Repair or die every year from home heating accidents that involve furnaces. The first danger of do-it-yourself furnace repair is risk of exposure to carbon monoxide. Since 2000, more than 100 cases involving carbon monoxide poisoning from gas furnaces have been reported in the country. Most of the victims are people who did not have adequate knowledge of furnaces
  • 4. The Dangers of DIY Furnace Repair and as a result the furnace repair resulted into allowing carbon monoxide leaks to enter their homes. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious condition that causes flu-like and nauseas symptoms, and in extreme cases, death. This gas can also result into a fire or explosion if it is exposed to a spark for instance from a cigarette lighter or faulty wiring.
  • 5. The Dangers of DIY Furnace Repair Another danger of DIY furnace repair may be as a result of cleaning dirty burners. A dirty burner usually has a yellow flame instead of a white or blue one. If you try to repair this problem on your own, you might run the risk of starting a fire that could burn down your home. And of course it is very important to have the furnace fixed
  • 6. The Dangers of DIY Furnace Repair if you notice a yellow flame since neglect may also result into a fire danger. The best way to handle the situation is to seek assistance from a furnace repair technician. Sometimes, when there are issues with the flame as well as improper ventilation, you might attempt to fix the issue on your own. If the repair is not done correctly,
  • 7. The Dangers of DIY Furnace Repair an explosion may occur if you relight the pilot light on the furnace. The dangers resulting from the explosion can vary in severity. In the event that the gas that explodes does not come out of the compartment that has the pilot light, you might be hit by a small fireball in the head, and as a result you may have your hair or eyebrows burned. In a severe case, your skin or your eyes may be damaged.
  • 8. The Dangers of DIY Furnace Repair If the furnace has a gas leak and it gets exposed to fire, a very bad disaster that can result into death of the person lighting the furnace as well as anyone else who might be present in the house that time can occur. To avoid all these dangers, injuries and illnesses associated with DIY furnace repair, hire a professional to work on the furnace.
  • 9. The Dangers of DIY Furnace Repair He or she is a person who has in-depth understanding of how the furnace operates and is going to make sure that it is fixed safely and correctly. But there are some tasks that are truly DIY's, but if you have any doubts about how they are supposed to be carried out, be sure to seek professional advice.
  • 10. The Dangers of DIY Furnace Repair For more information on why professional furnace repair specialist in Chelan WA is needed please go ahead and visit us at cascademechanical.com
  • 11. The Dangers of DIY Furnace Repair  Brought to you by: www.cascademechanical.com