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Why You Should Not DIY Your Home Heating Repairs

Written on: November 6, 2023

Leave It to the Pros

home heating lancaster, nh Winter is just around the corner now. Your furnace or boiler is going to work hard to keep you and your family warm and cozy on the cold days that are coming. Your home heating system is also one of the bigger investments in your New England home, so it’s important that it gets the best care possible.

Your furnace or boiler plays an important role in the warmth, safety, and comfort of your home. Seeing that it gets the best care is an important component of making sure your home heating system continues to run safely and properly all year long—but especially when you need it most.

When something goes wrong with your heating system, you may be tempted to handle the repairs yourself. That’s not a good idea. And chances are, if you go the DIY route, it might end up costing you more instead of saving you money in the long run.

Here are some reasons you should let the professional service technicians at Brideau Energy take care of the heating system repairs for your home in Central Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire.


Your home’s furnace or boiler isn’t a simple machine. It’s a complex system with several intricate components and moving parts. If you try to handle the repairs yourself, you could make a dangerous mistake and severely hurt yourself. There is even the risk of death. If you damage the wrong component, it could lead to a fire or a harmful buildup of carbon monoxide.

You need to have a healthy respect for carbon monoxide and the dangers it poses to you and your family’s health. When carbon monoxide accumulates in the blood, that person’s brain, heart, and lungs are deprived of the oxygen they need to function normally. Carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to serious injury or even death for you, your family, or your pets.

Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, so it’s nearly impossible to detect without the aid of a carbon monoxide detector. It isn’t worth the risk.

Special Equipment

As we mentioned earlier, your furnace or boiler is a complex system with several intricate components and moving parts. It also requires specialized tools and equipment specifically designed for HVAC techs and which cost thousands of dollars.


Our technicians have received extensive training and certifications to do what they do. A few DIY videos or an instructional book simply won’t provide a sufficient amount of knowledge and skill to handle the repair of your heating equipment properly and safely.

And at the end of the day, your attempt to save money by going the DIY route may end up costing you much, much more in the long run. If you make a mistake, you could end up with a bill that’s far heftier than what you would have paid for a professional to handle the repair from the beginning. Furnace and boiler repairs cost hundreds of dollars. Furnace and boiler replacements costs several thousands of dollars. What if you make a mistake that forces you to replace your heating system? It’s not worth the risk.

Warranty Protection

Chances are the warranty for your furnace or boiler requires regular maintenance and repairs by a professional service technician for it to remain in effect. If you go the DIY route, you might end up voiding the warranty, which can cost a lot of money in the long run.

Trust Brideau Energy

If your heating system isn’t working the way it should, trust it to Brideau Energy. We’ll make sure you’re ready to get through whatever winter has in store by taking care of any necessary repairs. And if it’s time for an upgrade, we will help guide you to the best system for your household and your budget. We also encourage you to enroll in a service plan for a covered tune-up and discounted service year after year.

Brideau Energy is the premier family-owned, top-quality fuel company in the region. We have earned our reputation by serving our Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire customers with fairness and honesty.

Contact us today for heating system repairs. Your comfort is our priority.