How difficult is it to repair a furnace?

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    John F
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    Our furnace has been broken for a couple months now, and we didn’t mind at all! But now that the weather is finally cooling down, my wife told me I should get it repaired.

    I thought, why get someone to repair it when I can do it myself? I’m used to repairing a lot of stuff around the house, so even if I don’t know much about furnace repair, I thought I’d give it a try.

    I checked the furnace… but it’s been broken for so long that I just don’t remember what went wrong with it! I only know it’s not working when I turn it on…

    Does anyone know how to repair a furnace? Is it a difficult project?

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    Ellie
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    Well, if you don’t know what’s wrong with your furnace, you have to figure out what’s wrong. If you can’t figure out what’s wrong on your own, I’d say you might as well hire some pro who will find out what the problem is, and fix it for you.

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    Miss Phillips
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    Agreed! If you knew what the problem is, I guess it wouldn’t be too complicated to repair it. But if you don’t know then it could be difficult…

    There are many things that can go wrong with a furnace: the filters can be reaaally dirty, or there can be a problem with the electric ignition system, or with the thermostat, or with some internal parts of the furnace…

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    John F
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    I see… But do you think a dirty filter could really be what’s keeping my furnace from working? Could it be that simple?

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    Miss Phillips
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    I don’t know… Try cleaning or replacing your filter, and see what happens. Someone already told me that changing the batteries in the thermostat could do the trick, but I don’t know about that…

    If you try that and your furnace still isn’t working, you should probably call some expert.

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    Marcus
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    Call Climate Experts, that’s what I did last year! They can do furnace repair and furnace maintenance, so you’ll never be stuck with a broken furnace ever again.

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    VICTORIOUS
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    I already tried repairing my furnace, and my wife didn’t really appreciate my services… I spent hours working in the basement, then when I thought everything went fine, I started the furnace and went back upstairs, and then we heard some very loud BANG!!

    Then the furnace was even worse, she called someone to fix it, and it turned out we had to replace it with a new one…

    Yeah, so my advice is: don’t try to save money by repairing something on your own if you’re not too sure what you’re doing. It could end up costing you even more money, plus your wife will be angry at you, and if you’re anything like me, you don’t want your wife to be angry at you!

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    John F
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    No, I definitely don’t want her to be angry! She’s telling me I should call someone to get the furnace fixed. I wanted to be her hero and fix it myself, but I don’t think it will work… I did clean up the furnace filter, but nothing changed.

    So I guess I’ll call someone to do the job… Climate Experts, huh? That sounds good. Do they only focus on furnaces?

    #100000690

    Marcus
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    They also take care of air conditioners, tankless water heaters, boilers, and even underfloor heating! I’d say you can’t go wrong with Climate Experts.

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    John F
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    Ok, well that sounds too. I guess I’ll call them so that furnace can be fixed before it gets too cold in here!

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