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The Dangers of Amateur Heater Installations


So, you need a new heater. The cost of the system itself seems like enough to you, and you don’t want to pay for installation. After all, you’re a proud do-it-yourselfer. Or perhaps you know someone who does general maintenance work and is willing to give heater installation a try. 

Don’t do it! This is a job for highly-trained, experienced professionals with access to a very specific set of tools. And if you’re still considering it, read on to find out exactly why you should never attempt amateur heater installation.


You would have a hard time disagreeing with us when we say that the safety of yourself and your family should be your top priority. A gas heater connects to the gas main that comes to your house. Anything you do to that gas main can allow gas to leak into your home. First, those fumes are toxic and can make you very ill very quickly. Second, they’re combustible! House fires and explosions are not acceptable risks for DIY projects, and hospital bills can be much more expensive than professional heater installation in Eveleth, MN


Not only is it dangerous to meddle with the gas main, but it may also be illegal. Many areas require that only a licensed technician handle such things. Minnesota’s statewide rules regarding how gas appliances must be installed and tested are complex, detailed, and intended for professionals.


The manufacturer of your furnace may also require that it be installed by a professional. If it isn’t, your warranty will be void before it’s even begun, and keeping an appliance under warranty can save you a lot of money in the long run.


Even if the gas connection were not a concern, many furnace installations require that modifications be made to the home’s existing ductwork. If you don’t have the knowledge, skills, and tools to do that properly, you may end up with leaks. Heating air that is just going to be lost leaking into your attic through duct leaks is a terrible waste. In fact, when ductwork is not properly sealed, up to 30% of your energy usage may be spent on heating air that never gets to the right places in your home.

Choose a Reliable Team

It’s important to choose a heating installation team you can rely on. At Mesaba Heating & Air Conditioning, safety is always our first priority. We hire the best technicians and aim for complete customer satisfaction. We’ve been in business for well over three decades and will always be available to maintain and repair your heater once we’ve installed it, with 24/7 emergency service just in case you need us in the middle of a Minnesota January night to help keep your family cozy. So don’t DIY, count on us to keep you safe and warm.

Reach out to Mesaba Heating & Air Conditioning today for all your home heating needs. Service to you is success to us!

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