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Heating DIY: Do or Don’t?

woman-greeting-technicianHomeowners love DIY projects. In fact, there are websites dedicated to providing you with tips, tricks, and “how-to’s” all over the internet. Now, we are not underestimating your ability to be handy when we tell you that there are just certain projects that you should not attempt to do yourself. Some projects are just better left to the professionals.

Your radiant heating system in Santa Cruz, CA requires the hands of a trained professional to properly service it. Often, doing something yourself or hiring an amateur in an attempt to save money can lead to further damage, costing you hundreds in pricy repairs. Yes, we understand that there are thousands of videos and blogs online that you can refer to, but professional technicians undergo years of training to master their skills. In case you aren’t yet convinced, we have provided a list of reasons why you should always hire a professional. 

Hire a Professional For…


Any reputable home heating company will provide estimates for their customers. When you allow a professional into your home, they will be able to assess your individual situation and provide an estimate, so you know exactly what you’ll be paying for before you make any final decisions. This is a great way to keep your budget in check and make informed decisions.


Annual maintenance services are the best way to ensure that your radiant heating system remains efficient and effective for many years to come. Without maintenance, you risk costly repairs and high heating costs. Only a professional can provide the maintenance services that your system needs.

Proper Equipment and Diagnoses

Radiant heating systems require special tools that are used to accurately diagnose and repair any issues that may arise. Most homeowners do not own the same tools that a technician carries. Without the right tools and training, you could end up causing more damage to your system or even end up misdiagnosing the problem, leading to even costlier repairs. Besides, the tools that you can find in your local hardware store are not capable of fixing complex heating systems, like a boiler.

Warranties and Promotions

A professional heating company can offer various warranties and promotions that you would not otherwise have access to if you decided to service your system yourself. Warranties and promotions can end up saving you a lot of money on necessary services.

In addition, servicing your radiant heating system yourself could void any existing warranties from the manufacturer.

Experience and Safety

A professional technician holds one or more licenses that represent the training and experience that they have under their belts. When it comes to your radiant heating system, experience really does matter, especially if you want to ensure a job well done.

Working with complex heating systems is no small task. These units use high voltage electricity to run, and if you don’t know what you are doing, you will get hurt. Plus, you run the risk of exposing a gas line. Gas is highly flammable and should only be handled by a professional. Licensed technicians are specifically trained to handle dangerous situations.

To learn more about the services we provide, contact California Radiant today! 

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