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Thinking About Trying a DIY HVAC Repair?  You Could Cause a Carbon Monoxide Leak

Thinking About Trying a DIY HVAC Repair? You Could Cause a Carbon Monoxide Leak

We understand the thought process behind wanting to try to repair your HVAC system on your own—especially if you’re already handy around the house.

Besides, if you figured out how to replace your car’s alternator last week, how hard could HVAC repair really be?

Fact: it’s a lot harder, and a lot more involved than you think.

Think twice before trying to take matters into your own hands

Several years ago, we heard a story from one of our longtime clients. His 20-year-old daughter was attending college, and she and a friend had just signed a lease for an off-campus apartment.

They were moving into the second-floor apartment of an old, three-story house.

Everything was fine at first, until the HVAC started to make some strange noises.  The girls called their landlord to see if he could send someone out to investigate—but instead of calling an HVAC repairman, the landlord thought he’d give it a go himself.

Within a few days, the girls realized they were feeling more and more tired—and more and more groggy. The roommate suspected there may have been a gas leak, so they called the gas company.

As it turns out, it wasn’t a gas leak.

When the landlord tried to self-repair the HVAC system, he caused a carbon monoxide leak. In addition to having to pay for the repairs, he also found himself dealing with a small pile of litigation.

A DIY repair could void your homeowner’s policy

In addition to the very real possibility that a DIY HVAC repair could cause a carbon monoxide leak, if you try to repair your HVAC system yourself, you could wind up voiding your homeowner’s insurance policy.


Because your insurance provider is going to want to see proof that you’re maintaining the equipment in your home.  If you’re attempting the types of repairs that should really be left to a professional, you may inadvertently void your policy.

You’re also likely to run into a whole load of problems when it comes time to renew.

Don’t attempt a DIY HVAC repair

The expert HVAC repair technicians at Redline Heating are passionate about their work. Our team believes in providing our clients with high-quality work at reasonable cost.

We have the knowledge and the experience that allows us to provide reliable repair work to all of our clients.

When you work with our company, you’ll be working with a service provider that understands the importance of providing our clients with exceptional customer service. At Redline Heating, we’re committed to providing exceptional work at fair price.

If you think your HVAC may be in need of a repair or you’d like to learn more about some of our seasonal maintenance packages, call our office today at 970-663-6575. Call today to learn why Redline Heating has become the most trusted, and most word-of-mouth referred HVAC repair company in Northern Colorado.

Or, if you’d prefer to reach us electronically, you can shoot us an email at service@redlineheating.com.


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