Attempting to DIY my furnace was a mistake

I live in a warmer climate, and normally only need to run my furnace for a few months out of the year, if at all, and because of this, I rarely worry about my furnace, as it has always turned on when I needed it to.

Last fall, however, we had an unusually cold weekend, and when I went to turn my furnace on, I only felt cold air coming out of my vents, however naturally, I did what I always do when something breaks, and turned to YouTube, but the person in the video made it look easy enough- detach the defective part, upgrade it with a new one, and the furnace should be working like new, however I went to the hardware store and obtained the upgradement part, and removing the defective space was straight-forward, however when I got the new piece in, however, my furnace was still blowing cold air.

I spent the rest of the afternoon watching more YouTube videos and buying more Heating and A/C parts, however I couldn’t get my furnace to come back on. That night, my family had to sleep with the space heaters on just to stay warm. In the morning, I finally decided to call my local Heating and A/C provider, and ask for help. They were able to send out a Heating and A/C worker quickly, and he had my furnace warming my house in no time. The Heating and A/C worker told me that the best way to prevent that from happening again was to schedule regular service on my system. Next time something breaks, I will skip the YouTube videos, and call a professional instantly.