It may feel like Fall just arrived, but its chill can certainly make it feel as though it’s been around quite longer. To warm up, many families in the Portland area turn to their furnaces. November and December are likely months families decide to switch on their furnaces for the first time to reap the benefits of warm air. Unfortunately, many of them forget to keep safety in mind.
When operating your furnace, safety must be a top priority on the list to avoid system breakdowns and significant health concerns for you and your family. As a company that recommends and installs gas furnaces, we feel it only fits to educate you on safety precautions. Here are five furnace safety tips to keep in mind from your friends at Heat Relief.
- Have your furnace cleaned and inspected every year before turning it on for the season. Our 18-point heating system tune-ups are the perfect place to turn when you need an inspection. Our experts will look for cracks in your system you may not notice yourself.
- If you don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm installed inside your home, now is the time to invest in one. Without it, carbon monoxide could leak into your home and become deadly to your family.
- Just as you may have cleaned the area around your A/C unit, you’ll want to do the same with your furnace. This also means removing combustible items from near the site.
- If you still haven’t experienced our 18-point heating system tune-up, you’ll need the reminder to change your furnace filter often.
- If you notice your furnace needs frequent repair or coming up on its 20th birthday, it’s time for a new one. Newer furnaces can save you money in the long run by cutting energy bills and providing better airflow.
When it comes to the chillier months, we want you to keep warm but also stay safe. Schedule a heating tune-up or speak with a team member to learn other furnace safety tips at (503) 877-1713.