Whenever something goes wrong in my home, I’ll try to repair it as much as I can before going with a professional option. For example, my heater needed to be repaired, but rather than immediately going for HVAC repair in NYC, I took out my tools and tried to find out what was causing the problem. I checked the pilot light and it was still lit, so that wasn’t the problem. That meant that something else was preventing the heater from blowing out heat like it normally would. I examined the inside of the heater as much as I could, but I had trouble finding the problem.
I had not choice but to throw in the towel and call a professional to fix the heater. There is no shame in admitting defeat, as long as you give it your all before you do. I knew that I was out of my league when I couldn’t find the problem, so there was no other course of action except to let someone else with more expertise in heaters to take a look at it. They would also have access to equipment and parts that I wouldn’t have, so that’s also a plus.
Once I was able to find a repair company online, I had them come to my home and they did their own inspection of the heater. They noticed a couple of things wrong with it, and fixed it in no time. While I was a bit disappointed in myself for not being able to find and fix the problem on my own, I was glad that the heater was working again, and that I didn’t have to pay a lot to get it fixed. There’s still other things around the house that I can fix that are much simpler for someone who isn’t a professional to understand.