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What Heating & Air Conditioning Repairs Can You Do Yourself and When Should You Call a Heating Contractor?

With the rise of online parts depots, many Chicago homeowners are opting to repair their own heating systems to save money. But is this approach wise?

The Risks of DIY Repairs
While I support the DIY spirit, prioritizing safety is crucial. Many homeowners rely on YouTube tutorials for guidance but remain unaware of critical signs of deterioration in their furnaces, such as carbon monoxide leaks and electrical faults—issues often not covered in online videos.

The Lifespan and Complexity of Modern Furnaces
Furnaces installed in the ’80s and ’90s, with proper maintenance, tend to last longer than those built from 2003 onward. Today’s modern furnaces are complex and typically require an experienced technician not only for repairs but also to ensure the longevity of the system through regular maintenance.

When to Call a Professional
Sometimes, it’s common sense to let a professional handle your heating system repairs. A professional can provide a warranty, and you’ll have recourse if something goes wrong—a safety net that DIY repairs do not offer.

A Case for Professional Accountability
Just last night, I responded to a service call where a new furnace had issues. The original installer was unreachable, highlighting the risk of choosing less reliable services. At Around The Town Heating and Air Conditioning, we stand by our work. If a repair doesn’t solve the issue the first time, we will make it right, ensuring reliability and peace of mind.

Why Choose Us?
Unlike fly-by-night operators, we are committed to our customers. We provide timely, effective service and back it with solid guarantees. Remember, when it comes to your home’s comfort and safety, professional expertise often makes all the difference.

At Around The Town Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re not just service providers; we’re your trusted partners in maintaining a safe and comfortable home.
Call us for reliable and professional HVAC service—because we stand behind every repair we make.

Thank you,
Big Ed


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