Friday, September 21, 2018

Fall Furnace Safety Tips

The weather is starting to cool down and fall is officially here. Each season, there are different things homeowners need to do in order to ensure safety and comfort in their home. Royal Heating & Air is here to help you with these tasks. Now is the time to review furnace safety tips provided by the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks. These tips will help ensure that your home will be safe and cozy this fall and winter.

Fall Furnace Safety Tips

Your heating and cooling system should be checked twice a year. Once in the spring before the heat of summer, and once in the fall before the cold of winter. Heating systems, such as fireplaces and furnaces that aren’t routinely checked are not only inefficient, but they can be dangerous as well. The older your HVAC system, the more important routine checks are. Make sure your home is safe this fall and winter with these tips!

Install carbon monoxide detectors on every level of the home and outside of each bedroom.
The number one danger of a failing heating system is a carbon monoxide leak. This is one reason why you should schedule heating maintenance early. CO detectors should be installed just like smoke detectors; this means they should be installed in all of the major areas in your home. It’s also a good idea to test all of your CO and smoke detectors once a month.

Make sure there is nothing combustible within 6 inches of your ventilation pipe.
Periodically inspect your vent pipes to make sure there is nothing obstructing them, such as leaves, snow, or even bird nests. All fuel-burning systems need ventilation for proper safety.

Maintain a minimum 3-foot clearance around your furnace, fireplace, and other heat sources.
Keep the area around heaters unobstructed and free from any flammable items. You should also never store any paint, chemicals, gasoline or any other combustible material anywhere near your furnace.

Change your air filters regularly.
Dirty filters are hard on your system.  A system that is overworked will not run effectively, which could cause potential risk to your home.  You want to make sure to change your filter often to prevent future damage to your unit which could be dangerous. 

Schedule Fall maintenance to be performed on your unit.
When it comes to maintenance, we can help.  You can keep your system running with simple upkeep tasks but to make sure it is running safely, it is always best to have your system inspected by a professional.  Keep your family safe this year and make sure your unit is ready for the colder months.    

Royal Heating & Air knows that annual professional maintenance will ensure that your home is safe and cozy this fall and winter. The furnace safety tips above are a great way to get ready for the colder weather.  From preventative maintenance to installations, the best HVAC company in Lake of the Ozarks is here to help you. Call 573-480-4313 to schedule an appointment today!

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