The Importance Of Furnace Safety Checks

The Dangers Of an Old Furnace

Furnace safety checks are an important part of routine maintenance. If these checks are not performed, you could find yourself in some serious, potentially dangerous scenarios. Many old furnaces run on gas or oil. While gas furnaces are an effective way of heating your home during Arizona’s winter nights. Older furnaces that aren’t regularly maintenance can cause an array of health and safety concerns. Some dangers of furnaces are

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning: One of the biggest dangers of an furnace that hasn’t received a yearly furnace safety check is carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that causes dizziness, nausea, and can even result in death.
  • Fire Hazard: If your furnace doesn’t have proper ventilation it can turn into a fire hazard. Flammable objects should not be placed next to or leaning on a furnace or you can increase your risk of fire danger.
  • Gas Leaks: Gas line leaks not only can make you sick much like carbon monoxide, they can lead to furnace explosions.

 Common Warning Signs

It’s imperative you look for warning signs that could mean trouble. Some common signs of a risky furnace are;

  • Flame Color: Your furnace flame should always be blue, if its flickering or a yellow color you should contact a Mark Daniels HVAC professional immediately. This could indicate possible carbon monoxide, or a leak in your gas line.
  • Flu Like Symptoms: Carbon Monoxide is an odorless gas, so it can be hard to know if you have a leak. Carbon monoxide can cause flu like symptoms and dizziness if you or family are experiencing any symptoms it could be a carbon monoxide leak.
  • Higher Than Usual Gas bills: Higher than usual gas or electricity bills could spell trouble. This could indicate a gas leak, or that your furnace needs to be repaired or replaced.

The HVAC experts at Mark Daniels Air Conditioning & Heating are dedicated to Mesa, Arizona families in providing exceptional repair services, and keeping you and your family safe! Call today to schedule a routine or emergency furnace safety check.

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