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What’s at Risk if I Try to Install a Furnace on My Own?

We understand that many people in the Central Valley have strong “do-it-yourself” drives when it comes to home improvements and repairs. However, if the home improvement that you need to undertake is installing a new gas furnace, you absolutely do not want to tackle the job on your own, or even hand it over to a team of amateurs. There are some very good reasons that furnace installation is a job for professionals and professionals only.

It’s easy to locate experts in home heating in Fresno who can install a new furnace for your home: call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning today and speak to one of our team, and we will help schedule a new installation that will give your household many years of warmth.

The Risks Involved In DIY Furnace Installation

The most important reason you should leave furnace installation to the professionals is that attempting the job yourself can be flat-out dangerous. Gas-powered furnaces connect to the gas main that enters your house, and trying to work on this line can expose you to toxic and combustible gases. In many jurisdictions, it is illegal for anyone except a licensed professional to work on any appliance connected to the gas main. Most furnace manufacturers also require that only professionals handle the installation job. Don’t take any risks of fires or exposing your family to carbon monoxide.

Aside from the potential physical dangers of DIY furnace installation, the necessary work is simply too precise and requires too much special equipment for anyone to handle it correctly unless they have years of training and access to high-end tools. Custom-cutting for the gas pipes alone is a technical skill that goes beyond do-it-yourself tactics. If you are planning to install a higher efficiency furnace for your home, modifications to the ductwork are often necessary, and this needs professionals to handle; trying this on your own could deliver you a furnace that doesn’t vent correctly or fails to distribute air to the rooms.

So leave aside any ambitions about installing a furnace yourself. The risks are too high. Professionals will handle the installation correctly so that the new gas furnace works as it should and will continue to do so for many years. And they will do the job in only a fraction of the time it might take amateurs.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning has served the community since 1952. We are headquartered in Madera, CA, which Forbes recently listed as one of America’s Booming Small Cities for 2014, with a job growth of 25% over the last fourteen years and a personal income growth of 22%. We are proud to be part of Madera’s continuing expansion, as well as providing services for excellent cooling and heating to Fresno and other surrounding areas.

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