When was the last time you had your furnace inspected? Did you know it should be done twice a year?
In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, six months can go by before we know it. Meanwhile, our furnaces are aging and developing needs for service that only a furnace inspection will identify.
Furnace Safety Concerns
Furnaces of any age can have safety problems although older ones are more likely to pose safety hazards from combustion or gases. Regular furnace inspections can avert disasters and keep your family safe. Below are some of the biggest safety concerns when it comes to furnaces:
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports that there are more than 150 accidental deaths each year resulting from carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon Monoxide is a poisonous gas that is undetectable to the senses and can make you very ill before you even realize it. The symptoms are the same as the flu and can be easily mistaken for flu. Carbon monoxide can be released from a cracked heat exchanger without warning. An inexpensive carbon monoxide alarm can be purchased for as low as $20 and placed outside the bedroom to detect the deadly gas.
Overheated Furnaces Lead to Fires
Furnace fires do not happen as often as they used to because the newer furnaces have safety shutoff features to turn the furnace off if it is overheating. Never override a safety shutoff just to get heat to the home or office without fixing the problem that made it shutoff in the first place.
Be sure to keep your filters clean and unclogged as a clogged filter can cause damage to the limit switch. The limit switch senses the temperature inside the furnace itself. If the temperature is too high, the switch will shut the furnace off. If the filter has been clogged for a long time, the switch may not be able to function. As the furnace overheats, a fire results, and the safety of the family is threatened.
Furnace Outage During a Winter Chill
Protect your family or office from a heat shortage during a cold Ohio blizzard or deep freeze this winter. Keep the furnace running by having necessary parts replaced ahead of time with a furnace inspection.
How Jennings Heating and Cooling can help An annual safety inspection is critical to your safety. This is even more important as your furnace ages. Any furnace over 10 years in age should be checked for safety concerns. A safety furnace inspection helps reduce the likelihood of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning which could lead to deaths in homes or businesses. At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we take your safety seriously. Our highly trained service technicians know what to look for in an inspection and can give you the peace of mind that your home or office is safe.
At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we offer you an incentive to keep your furnace in safe operating condition. We can take away the possibility of forgetting to have it serviced, and give you the stress-free option of regular service and inspection.
A well maintained heating and cooling system:
- Lasts years longer than a system that is not maintained
- Reduces operating costs
- Saves energy
- Contributes to a healthy and safe living environment
- Optimizes the comfort of your home
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Request a Furnace Inspection
Want to keep your home safe from unexpected safety issues concerning your furnace? Consider signing up for our Rewards Club to get special perks and discounts on regular service appointments so that your furnace always gets the attention it needs. To request an inspection, please fill out and submit the form below. A Jennings associate will be in touch!