Knowing how to repair things is good, as you needn’t wait for anyone to do the work for you. However, some things like a heater installation is better left to the professionals. This is because its installation involves components which may be dangerous if not handled properly. Here is why you should not attempt to DIY your heater installation.
1. Nothing beats experience
No matter how well you may have read about installing heaters, only knowing how to do it is not enough. It’s only if you have physical experience fitting heaters will you be aware of any possible complications that may occur. While you may have never physically fit any heaters, HVAC technicians have practical experience installing and repairing hundreds of heaters. In fact, it’s something they do every day, and their experience helps them predict possible heating problems and in the process avoid pitfalls to quickly get the work done.
2. Insurance saves you money
If anything happens while you attempt to install your own heating system, you will have to pay the damage expenses out of your pocket. However, licensed and insured contractors and HVAC technicians have insurance coverage which covers all and any installation accidents.
Professional HVAC technicians offer guaranteed service so if something happens during or in some cases, even after the installation, they will repair and take care of it. This is because they are proud and confident in their work. However, you can’t expect any form of guarantee if you attempt the heater installation on your own.
4. Know which tools to use
It’s only if you have, and use the right tools can you properly install a heating system. Sometimes the tools you have at home won’t be enough to do the job, and you may, in fact, end up damaging the heater and surrounding wiring. HVAC technicians,
5. Professionals at the job
You need not only electricity but also ductwork, mounting and other related technical skills to install a heater, which you may not have. So though you may have the fanciest toolbox, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you know how to install a heater. Professionals, however, have the knowledge and tools to install and overcome any problems that may arise during the installation.
6. Follow the code
There are various federal, state and local laws and regulations to follow while fitting heaters. HVAC technicians know and follow these building codes, laws and regulations to ensure the complete safety and efficiency of your heating system.
As it’s not viable for you to learn these building codes to install your heater, and its dangerous installing it without knowing the proper rules and regulations to follow, it’s better to leave the installation to the professionals.
7. Quick service
Installing a heater is an HVAC technician’s bread and butter, and they can do it pretty quickly. However as its most probably your first attempt at installing a heater, you may take much longer to install the heater and spend more time in the cold!
So looking at all this, it looks like heater installations are better left to the professionals. You will be left much safer, comfortable and even save money this way!