This week marks the first official day of winter and we are starting to feel it. Cold weather has spread across the nation and people are relying on their furnace on a daily basis. While you are enjoying the warmth, there are some things you should keep in mind to be sure your furnace runs safely all winter long. Just follow these four tips from your Loveland furnace company and you will be fine.
Get a Yearly Maintenance Check
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest having your furnace inspected every year, and you definitely should. An annual check-up will keep your furnace running efficiently and safely. Our furnace company in Loveland can check for cracked heat exchangers and blocked air ducts as well as frayed electrical wiring, saving you from costly emergency repairs down the road.
Vacuum Your Furnace
By vacuuming in and around your furnace, you can help prevent the buildup of lint which can be a fire hazard. Your user’s manual should show you how to clean inside compartments or you can call our furnace company in Loveland to do a thorough cleaning, giving you peace of mind that it’s been done right.
Change the Air Filter
If your furnace has a filter, it’s important that it be properly maintained to keep you from breathing in dust. Check it monthly to see if it needs to be replaced, but be sure you’ve closed the door tightly afterward to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Some newer units won’t function if the door is open, but you should install carbon monoxide detectors in your home to prevent accidents.
Keep Flammable Objects and Chemicals Far Away
Make sure you don’t have any items blocking your furnace or heat register’s air flow. Blankets, rugs, Christmas trees and furniture can be a real issue if they’re too close. Newspapers and children’s drawing supplies can also be a fire hazard if left on top or in front of a register. You’ll want to avoid leaving chemicals near a furnace as well. Just like with dust particles, the furnace may pick up chemical fumes and spread them throughout your home.
By following these four tips, you’re sure to have a safe and happy winter season. Have your Loveland furnace company come in for an inspection to prevent unfortunate accidents for best results. The professionals of Tri City Heating & Air Conditioning proudly provide service to Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley Colorado.
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