Sometimes it is necessary to replace certain heating or air conditioning parts to make our system work properly.
With a small amount of knowledge, the average skilled homeowner can perform a lot of part replacements.
We can thank websites like Google and YouTube for that. There are thousands and thousands of videos and tutorials online. These days, a small amount of knowledge and a screwdriver can be a recipe for danger. If you don’t have the knowledge, you should never attempt any repair on the plumbing, electrical, or HVAC components. Thankfully, my husband is very skilled at making repairs in our home. We had to replace the gas burner in our furnace last November. When the furnace was acting up, my husband turned off all of the power and carefully went through all of the troubleshooting checklist points. When he realized that we needed to replace the gas burner, he started looking for the part. He called a few different HVAC providers in the area, and they all wanted an arm and a leg for the part. My husband found one online for 60% of the cost. That shows how much the company was raising the price. We had to wait 3 days for shipping, but we used our fireplace during the time. It was cool in the bedroom, so we slept with the door open. When the part finally arrived, my husband only spent about an hour working on the repair. When he was finished, the furnace and the gas burner were working well. We saved almost $100 by completing the repair on our own.