Invest in a Heating System Safety Inspection Today
A few weeks ago we talked about maintenance services for your heating system and why they’re so important. But what we’d like to focus on today is the fact that those same maintenance appointments can also stop a safety concern from cropping up.
Gas furnaces are the most common heating system used in America. This means that the majority of homes have gas burning systems inside of them that require routine safety inspections to make sure that they aren’t leaking carbon monoxide, smoke, or other fumes.
Our services in regard to heating in Mascot, TN are specifically designed to stop these safety problems from coming up. Good practices mixed with reliable professional services are going to make all the difference when it comes to your home safety. We’ll talk about what we do on a routine safety inspection, and what you can do to help the process!
How Safety Inspections Work
When you call our team for a safety inspection, we do our best to make sure that your heating system not only operates safely but is set up to continue operating safely for the rest of the winter season. We check the lubrication of certain components to ensure that it’s not creating friction and overheating. We also check a vital component known as the heat exchanger to ensure that it’s in great shape going forward.
The heat exchanger is responsible for exchanging heat from dirty, dangerous air to air that you can safely breathe. It’s a clam-shaped component that basically houses inside of it the hot fumes created by your gas furnace’s ignition process. As the clean air from your home passes over this component, it warms up and is brought to the temperature specified on your thermostat.
As long as the heat exchanger isn’t cracked, loose, or broken, then your system won’t leak any fumes or carbon monoxide.
Why These Visits Are So Critical
Unfortunately, it’s impossible for a homeowner to check these components themselves. They reside deep inside your gas furnace and there can be some serious problems with an untrained hand opening up the system to do an amateur inspection.
What we’re trying to say is that these inspection appointments are critical because they’re designed to be 100% effective every time. Our team is experienced, licensed, and trained to spot any and all problems with a gas furnace—and that includes safety concerns.
Best Practices for Homeowners
Here are just a few things you can do as a homeowner to help with the safety inspection process and ensure that your heater is operating safely.
- Stay vigilant of any foul odors or health concerns like nausea, headaches, fatigue, or other problems that could be linked to the inhalation of carbon monoxide.
- Change your air filter regularly to keep the interior components of your heater running efficiently.
- Clean around your furnace to ensure no flammable materials are within two feet of the system.
Last but not least, don’t forget to call our team for any help you might need! We’re available to help you with your furnace issues.
Contact Fannon & Sons Heating Cooling for comprehensive furnace repairs and inspections. Welcome to the Family!