Unmaintained Furnaces Have Many Hazards | Parker & Sons

Furnaces have been used to heat homes for many years. They work well when they are in good working order. They are also safe when they are maintained properly. We specialize in heating & cooling maintenance and repair in the Phoenix area and surrounding cities like, Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa, and Scottsdale, we can be called on to check out any furnaces and air conditioning units.

Your furnace will need to be inspected before the start of the heating season. This is the best time to do this because it has set and not been used for a long period of time. During this time, it will be a good time to replace the filter. If this is not done, the air that is blowing through the ducts will not be clean.

If your gas valve was shut off to your furnace when it is not being used, it will need to be turned back on. When turning this back to the on position, it is important to inspect all of the lines and make sure there are no leaks. A leak can be deadly. Carbon monoxide poisoning and gas poisoning is possible when the furnace has not been working properly. With a gas leak, it can also cause the furnace to blow up in your face and injure you badly. Fires can also start outside of where it is supposed to be and cause your house to catch fire.

Your furnace should be cleaned regularly too. This keeps the dust out of it and away from it. The furnace may get hot and dust is very flammable. It does not take much for a fire to start when there is a lot of dust and cobwebs around it.

Furnace inspections and repairs can also help to maintain the efficiency of the furnace. It may save you money because if it is malfunctioning, it could be using more electricity to run it. It could also be using more fuel. It is worth the extra money to get the inspection each year because it could save your life and your home. Schedule your appointment today. Contact one of heating our heating and air conditioning technicians with any additional questions.

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