In the fall as furnaces come out of hibernation, you will want to rule out any potentially deadly problems due to carbon monoxide leaks. The first thing you should do before using your furnace is change the batteries in or purchase a carbon monoxide detector, so you’ll you’ll know that if there is a leak somewhere, you’ll know before it’s too late. The next thing you should do is schedule a fall maintenance visit.
What You Need To Know About Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide comes from the incomplete burning of natural gas and any other material containing carbon such as gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, coal, or wood. For our purposes, we’ll look at the problems that could happen with CO in your furnace. Every gas furnace produces some amount carbon monoxide, which is then safely carried away from your home through the furnace’s venting. A clean furnace that burns gas efficiently produces small amounts of carbon monoxide, while a dirty inefficient burning one can produce larger amounts of CO, A major reason to schedule a fall HVAC maintenance visit is to have your furnace cleaned.
Checking the Venting and Heat Exchanger For Problems
Problems can happen when there is a malfunction with your furnace’s venting or if there is a crack in your furnace’s combustion chamber or heat exchanger. Some of these cracks are not visible to the naked eye, so don’t assume you can examine your furnace and tell yourself your family is safe. Finding the cracks requires specific tools that professional HVAC technicians are trained to use in order to detect carbon monoxide leaks.
A Maintenance Plan Is Your Best Bet
At least one per year, ideally before the start of the heating season, have your furnace, as well as vents, chimneys, fireplaces, and any fuel-burning appliances regularly inspected by a qualified professional. If there are any problems they can be addressed before carbon monoxide becomes a problem.
AnyWeather Care Plans give you peace of mind knowing that your home will be professionally cared for and maintained by our highly trained comfort specialists. Care Plans are the perfect solution for homeowners who want to avoid the high cost of unexpected repairs. Regular maintenance allows us to catch the little things before they cause larger problems. This can save you money and helps give homeowners an accurate expectation on the remaining life of the system. Homeowners are usually unaware that the system’s manufacturer warranty is void if the system has not been maintained. Our Residential Care Plan is designed to provide the following benefits…
- All service calls at the discounted rate of $60 (during business hours)
- 15% discount on all services
- Priority response to any service call
- Reduced mechanical failure
- Improve comfort conditions
If you need help making your home’s heating and cooling system more safe and energy efficient, turn to the experts at AnyWeather Heating and Air.
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