Calgary in the wintertime is one of the worst places to be when you need furnace repair. Not only can breakdowns be expensive, but the weather is such that living without a furnace is miserable. Whether you need electric, oil, or gas furnace repair, a key way to save some money and to get your furnace repaired quickly is to purchase your own parts for furnace repair.
Step One: Know What You Need
Do you have a gas, electric, or oil furnace? What exactly needs fixing or replacing? How big does the part have to be, and what are its measurements? What is the brand of your furnace or the previous part you had? Figure out the answers to these questions, take pictures of your furnace, and keep all of the information in an easy-to-access folder. This will help you to get the right parts in the right sizes and brands and to avoid delays and returns.
Step Two: Compare Prices
There are three main venues to search for electric, oil, and gas furnace repair parts: the Internet, the manufacturer, and local hardware stores. Browse online and contact the manufacturer for pricing options and then compare them with those at your local hardware store. Often, if the prices are similar, the best option is to buy your furnace repair part at the hardware store, because you don't have to wait for shipping.
Step Three: Evaluate Costs
If you can't find what you need or the cost of the part is significant, you may consider calling professionals in heating in Calgary. With more expensive parts, do-it-yourself repairs can be riskier and more complex. Calling in professionals ensures that you aren't at fault for any mistakes made during the repair process, and often they will supply the repair part for you.
If you decide that you need an expert in heating in Calgary, The Gentlemen Plumbers will gladly help you with your gas furnace repair. We also offer a good deal, since we charge by the job rather than the time it takes to make a repair. We use state-of-the art equipment, meaning that your repair will be better and quicker done.
While it's great to save some money by finding furnace repair parts and doing emergency repairs on your own, it might be a better investment to have professionals like The Gentlemen Plumbers come and take a look. If you need such a repair, give us a call today at (587) 794-3988 to get an estimate.