“A man is recovering in Iowa City after a home explosion this past weekend in Dixon, Iowa. His nephew says his uncle was in critical but stable condition, and has second and third-degree burns. He also says his uncle was working on his furnace when the explosion happened.
The owner of Kale Heating and Air says it’s unfortunate but accidents do happen when homeowners try to fix their furnaces themselves. The training and codes that professionals go by take years to learn, and the cost of calling a repairman will be much less in the long run.
“It’s not a do-it-yourself project,” said Tom Kale. “It’s best you call a professional if you suspect something is happening.”
Furnace repair is much more serious than some people think, so professionals warn homeowners to stay away from trying to be “the handyman.”
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A lot of home owners don’t understand the risks associated with furnace repair. Professionals have years of training and experience to prepare themselves for multiple scenarios. While you might be good at fixing other appliances, attempting to repair a furnace without this experience can lead to disaster.
At Team Mechanical, our technicians are experts at repair and installation of furnaces. If you furnace is acting up, please call us at 612-729-5646 or visit our furnace repair page for more information.