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How to Avoid Winter Furnace Hazards
Posted: November 9, 2017 by Andy
The temperatures are dropping fast, and winter will be here in just a few short weeks. When it arrives, most homeowners crank up the heat to stay comfortable inside their homes. However, if your furnace isn't maintained properly, you could be putting your loved ones at risk. It's important to be smart about proper furnace maintenance, as well as understanding the potential hazards, so you'll operate your furnace the safest way possible!
Beware of broken or faulty furnace parts
Furnace hazards often are a result of faulty or malfunctioning parts. These could be manufacturer defects in the furnace or older furnaces that sometimes have parts that wear out or break over time, which can pose a safety risk. Also, if you don't follow directions on how to operate your furnace properly, you could potentially cause an accident to happen.
Have your furnace professionally inspected regularly
You should always make a point to inspect your furnace to make sure there isn't something obvious wrong with it, but it's even more important to have a certified HVAC specialist come out regularly and look at the unit, especially before the start of winter. That way, you're certain that any potential issues are identified and corrected before they become potentially dangerous.
Always address issues in a timely manner
If something breaks in your furnace - even a small part - have it repaired right away. The longer you leave repairs sit undone, the greater chance that a potentially hazardous issue will arise. Also, don't attempt to fix anything by yourself. Rely on trained professionals to take care of any furnace repairs to avoid personal injury or damage to your furnace or home.
Safe heating is important during the winter, and understanding how your furnace works and taking the time to ensure that it's working at its maximum efficiency is key. Contact us today for a furnace tune-up or repair, so you're ready to tackle the cold winter air with warmth inside your home!
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