Tips for Ensuring the Safe Operation of Your Furnace
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to discontinue use of their furnaces during the late spring, summer and early fall months. After several months of lying dormant, it’s important to ensure that your heating system is safe to use before turning it on again. Let’s take a closer look at some furnace safety tips to keep in mind this fall and winter.
Make Sure There Is Proper Airflow Around the Furnace
A lack of airflow could result in toxic fumes accumulating in your basement or wherever the heating system is located. These fumes may eventually find their way to other parts of the house, which could jeopardize the health and safety of everyone who lives there.
Remove Flammable Materials From Around the Furnace
If you have used the area around your furnace to store paint, varnish, or other potentially flammable chemicals, move them before turning it on. It may also be a good idea to get rid of wood, paper or other organic materials that can burn when exposed to intense heat.
Have the Furnace Inspected
The folks at Carlos Warren & Son in Dexter will be happy to inspect your furnace before it’s turned on for the winter. An inspection can reveal the presence of a gas leak, bad pilot light, or other issues that need to be addressed while they’re still relatively easy to fix. If necessary, one of our technicians can install a new furnace in your home if the existing one is old or damaged beyond repair.
If you need help ensuring that your heating system is safe to use this winter, don’t hesitate to call the folks at Carlos Warren & Son today. In addition to heating system maintenance, we can also install, inspect, and repair your home’s cooling system components. Furthermore, we may be able to conduct an indoor air quality assessment to determine if there is anything that can be done to make your home as comfortable as possible.