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Here’s why calling a professional is the best option 

Breakdowns with our comfort systems always seem to happen at the worst possible times. We know you don’t want to pay for a repair person to visit the home – you don’t have the time or the money. However, when compared to the alternatives, staying away from DIY HVAC work is always your best bet. If you understand the intricacies of heating and cooling equipment then, by all means, go for it. However, most people don’t possess this special knowledge and are just asking for trouble when they pop the faceplate off of their furnace. Here are the top reasons you should call a professional HVAC technician and stay away from DIY HVAC repairs!

Hazardous Situations

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While you may think you’re an expert, you likely aren’t. Whether you own a gas, oil or electric system, you’re dealing with dangerous systems that could cause you serious injury or death. Touching the wrong thing could mean you end up with hospitable bills and a bill from your heating and cooling contractor. It’s always safer to leave these jobs to the professionals.

Expertise or Lack Thereof

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Once again, the chances are, that you aren’t an HVAC technician and you don’t have the expertise to accurately solve your heating and cooling problems. Sure, you might know a few quick fixes to stop a noise or keep their air flowing, but you can’t diagnose the larger problem, and you’ll likely be experiencing the same issues over and over again until you call a professional.

Non-Sustainable Repairs

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Many times, DIY HVAC repairs are unsustainable, meaning that you’re just applying a band-aid to a problem that’s more closely related to a mortal wound. A professional HVAC tech has the knowledge to figure out even the toughest of problems, and they know how to help prevent these problems from happening in the future.

Costly Mistakes

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Would you like to pay for a system replacement, when you only needed a $100 part? Of course, you wouldn’t. If you start trying to do your own repairs, you could really screw things up. So much so, in fact, that repairs may no longer be an option afterward. Call a repairman now so that you can save yourself the cost, later!

B & W offers HVAC repairs to those in Dorsey, IL and throughout the surrounding areas!


  • Dylan Peterson I appreciate what you said about professional HVAC technicians being able to fix your heating and cooling problems and being able to identify the larger problems in the process. My sister has been telling me about how her house has been abnormally cold in the winter months, and she wants to get that solved. I'll share this information with her so that she can look further into her options for professionals who can help her deal with these issues before winter rolls around again. Reply
  • Tyson Coolidge I like what you said about not having the expertise to accurately solve your heating problems on your own. My wife and I have noticed that our home has been colder than usual for the last few days. We'll be sure to look into our options for professionals who can help us fix our furnace since we aren't experts. Reply
  • Access Doors and Panels Professional help is one of the best options - sometimes things get complex and we just need to help each other out! Thanks for the content Reply

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