Furnaces built today are quite safe when installed by professionals, but it’s possible that your furnace is not in the best shape it can be. Modern furnaces have various safety controls that prevent gas leaks and fire hazards. However, if you don’t maintain the furnace properly, it’s tough to know that your heater is performing at its best, or that it is completely safe to operate. How can you ensure that your heater is not at risk of a gas leak, fire hazard, or carbon monoxide leak?
Get a Maintenance Inspection
We recommend having a professional inspection before the heating season begins—though it’s never too late to ensure your health and safety with a professional tune up. A heating expert can visit your home to look over the key components of your unit and ensure there is no risk of carbon monoxide or natural gas leaking from the unit. Additionally, they will fine tune some of the settings and clean off or adjust some of the components so that the unit can run smoothly and efficiently.
Practice Proper Maintenance Techniques on Your Own
Changing the filter of your furnace each month is an important step in system performance, heating efficiency and your safety. A blocked filter can prevent airflow from reaching the system, and this can cause a number of issues with the way the system operates. Additionally, leave all of the vents in the home open in order to regulate airflow. We also recommend that you test the carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in your home, or have them installed if you don’t have one on every floor of your home. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas, so it’s vital to have a device in place to detect a leak since you could not do so on your own. Contact Air Mechanical, Inc. today for a furnace safety inspection and maintenance tune-up in Oak Grove, MN or to schedule heating system repairs.
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