When it comes to your safety and the safety of the people in your household, you shouldn’t take any risks. Natural gas heating equipment could run into problems that allow gas or carbon monoxide to leak into your home. But you need your heater to run throughout the season. So what can you do to prevent these safety risks?
Only allow professionals to provide service
One of the main reasons furnaces run into trouble is because homeowners often try to save money by allowing an amateur to service the system. Too often, technicians find that a damaged heat exchanger (which allows carbon monoxide to leak into the living space) or a faulty ignition system is a result of neglect on the part of the technician. Make sure you only have trained, certified technicians install or repair your heater, so as not to damage crucial safety components.
Get the furnace inspected at least once a year
We recommend having a professional check on your furnace each year before the heating season is in full swing. This way, you get the peace of mind of knowing your furnace is operating safely, and you have time to make repairs if it is not. However, if you have not yet scheduled this service, it’s never too late. Schedule an inspection with a technician today!
Make sure your carbon monoxide detectors work
Finally, it’s important to check that your carbon monoxide detectors work properly. And if you don’t have any carbon monoxide detectors in your home, you should know that the U.S. has hundreds of unintentional carbon monoxide deaths per year. Many of these are preventable by ensuring the heating equipment is in good shape and having carbon monoxide detectors on each floor to notify residents when there is a problem.
Call the Scarborough heating experts at Advantage Airtech to schedule furnace services today and feel more confident operating your heater for the rest of the season.