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Should You Repair Propane Appliances Yourself?

Written on: September 5, 2022

Reasons to Leave It to the Pros

gas appliance repair massachusettsYou rely on Brideau Energy for the propane you use in your New England home. We also offer complete propane tank services, including installation and monitoring. Looking to convert your home to propane? We can handle that as well.

Perhaps one of your propane appliances isn’t working the way it’s supposed to. For example, maybe your water heater isn’t performing. If you’re someone who likes to do things for yourself (especially when it might save you money), you might be tempted to try and fix your propane appliances yourself. As your propane provider and a company that values safety, we here at Brideau Energy would like to encourage you to think twice and three times before handling any propane appliance repairs yourself. It’s really something you should leave to a trained professional. Leave it to us.

Safety Matters

You might be tempted to try and fix your propane appliances yourself, but please don’t. It can be dangerous for you and your family, and you might end up damaging your equipment. All of your propane appliances should be installed, maintained, and repaired by a trained professional.

At Brideau Energy, we care about the safety of our customers. That’s why we encourage you to leave any propane appliance repairs to the professionals. A professional will have the proper knowledge and the correct tools for the advanced technology you find in many modern propane appliances. And many of those tools aren’t anything you’ll find at your local home improvement store. A trained professional will also be better able to identify any safety concerns with your appliance. Any money you might save trying to do it yourself isn’t worth the potential harm that could come to you or your family if you make a grave mistake.

Propane Appliance Care

Your propane appliances might look like a fun puzzle to try to figure out. Or you might think it looks very straightforward. But the truth is propane appliances often contain delicate parts that require expert handling. You simply won’t get the skill or expertise you need by watching videos online.

If you’re not trained, it’s easy to make a costly or dangerous mistake when trying to repair propane appliances. You could end up needing to call a professional to fix the original problem as well as any new problems your blunder creates. So trying to save money could end up costing you more in the end. No one wants that!

Your propane appliances are an investment. It’s worth protecting that investment by getting professional care. Think about how much a new water heater or furnace would cost. Weigh that against your temptation to try and fix it yourself and imagine if your attempts forced you to have to replace the appliance.

Finally, trying to repair your propane appliance yourself could void the warranty.

Brideau Energy Knows Propane

When it comes to repairing your propane appliances, leave it to the pros. Brideau Energy installs and services boilers, furnaces, and water heaters. And when you need to order propane or have a new tank installed, you can leave that to Brideau too.

Brideau Energy is the area’s premier family-owned, top-quality fuel and home comfort company serving customers across Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Click here to see if we’re in your neighborhood.

Contact us today to learn more about the propane and repair services we offer.