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Furnace Safety 101

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If you’re like many homeowners in our area, you use a natural gas furnace to heat your home each winter. So many of you out there choose this type of system because it’s fast, efficient, and reliable. While all of this is true, a natural gas furnace can also pose a threat to your home without the right care. This is why we’re experts in furnace repair in Lafayette, CO and it’s also why we have some of the best tips for you. We’re here to inform you of them today.

Make sure that you’re keeping these tips in mind when you’re looking for quality service.

Essential Furnace Safety Tips

Here are some essential tips regarding your home’s furnace safety. 

Clear Any Clutter

First things first, you’re going to want to clear any clutter you notice near your furnace system. It’s easy for your home to get a little messy and it’s especially easy to let things get a little messy in spaces of your home that aren’t highly trafficked like around your furnace. This can actually be detrimental to your home’s furnace safety and efficiency. The general rule is that there should be about two feet of clear space around your furnace. Make sure you’re staying on top of this!

Schedule Regular Maintenance

You should schedule an appointment to tune up your furnace once every fall. Furnace maintenance is essential when it comes to safety because it takes into account any small issues that could grow into bigger problems. You want to note furnace problems as soon as possible so that they don’t pose a threat to your safety. Our professionals have such a discerning eye, that we’re able to spot issues as soon as possible. 

Replace Your Furnace Filter

We recommend that you replace your home’s furnace filter once every three months because it keeps your heater pristine. A fresh furnace filter is so important because it keeps your heater clean, effective, and ready to run. If you’re not replacing this filter on a seasonal basis, then it’s time to make a change. Make it easy on yourself by setting an alarm on your phone or a reminder on your calendar. Filter swaps are one simple thing you can do that always makes a huge difference. 

Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Smoke Alarms

You should test your home’s carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms on a regular basis. We never want to make it sound like your furnace is just a detriment to your home because it isn’t, but there is potential danger with a combustion-based natural gas system. This is why it’s important to make sure that you have the right alarms in place to keep you safe. Check your carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarms on a regular basis to make sure they can keep you safe if you’re in need.

Keep Flammable Items Far Away

Make sure that you keep any items that could potentially catch fire far away from your furnace. Watch out for things like old rags, paper, sawdust, paint, paint thinners, or gasoline. It’s always better safe than sorry!

Contact Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. 

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