|Let’s face it—heating weather is here. We may still have one or two relatively comfortable days yet, but the leaves are gone, days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping. As you gear up for the cold weather, there are some important things you may want to address for the safety and comfort of you and your family.
Get a Fall Furnace Tune-up
Air quality is important. It’s always a good idea to get your furnace checked out and tuned up for performance, efficiency and air quality on a yearly basis, preferably before the heating season is in full swing. You may well be aware of the importance of changing your furnace filters as frequently as recommended by your furnace manufacturer, but not everyone realizes the need to get their furnace ducts cleaned out periodically too. Dirty air ducts re-circulate dirty air throughout your home and impede air flow as well. A furnace checkup can identify potential safety hazards and ensure your your furnace is running as efficiently as possible, saving you money in the long run. You want to know that your furnace will be working as it should when you need to stay warm. Expensive repairs and serious health concerns may be avoided by taking preventative measures.
Avoid Carbon Monoxide Problems
You may ask yourself if it is really necessary to have someone come out and look at your furnace, especially if it seems to be working fine. It is recommended that you have your furnace cleaned and checked every year. The older your furnace is, the more important this is. Over time, furnaces can develop small cracks in the combustion chamber. These cracks may not be visible to you, but through these cracks deadly carbon monoxide can leak into your home, causing severe illness or even death. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is a natural by-product of combustion. Because you can’t see, taste, or smell it, carbon monoxide can cause illness or death to the unsuspecting. Everyone is at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Individuals with greater oxygen requirements such as unborn babies, infants, children, senior citizens, and people with coronary or respiratory problems are at even greater risk. Newer gas furnaces are equipped with many features that shut the furnace off when a problem is detected. Older furnaces have no such devices. If you have multiple gas appliances, or a fireplace or wood stove, you may want to invest in a carbon monoxide detector as well to ensure the safety of you and your family. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends installing at least one carbon monoxide detector per household, near the sleeping area. Additional detectors on every level of a home and in every bedroom provide extra protection.
At Rumpca Services, your health and well being is important to us. For information about the benefits of furnace maintenance and duct cleaning, please contact us atwww.rumpcaservices.com.
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