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The Importance of Professional Furnace Safety

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Ask yourself this—what’s more important than furnace safety in your home? While we talk a lot about comfort and the need to utilize energy-efficient techniques to keep our heating bills down, none of that compares to the importance of furnace safety.

While furnaces aren’t inherently dangerous, they can be if they’re neglected. Accidents do happen, life gets in the way of yearly maintenance, and sometimes it can be almost impossible to know the shape of your furnace system. Think about it, victims of carbon monoxide leaks or gas leaks were never aware that their furnace was in such bad shape. Most homeowners don’t know that, which is why furnace service in Plano, TX is so important!

Today, let’s get down to brass tacks. You need a professional furnace safety check. This isn’t just for your peace of mind, but for the safety of your home, your family, and your livelihood.

How Problems Can Occur

We get it. We really do. You didn’t do anything to cause your furnace to leak gas or carbon monoxide. It was sold to you under the pretense that it was a safe way to heat your home—which it absolutely is! Safety problems can occur with any type of heating element as time goes on and parts wear down. Even your computer or toaster can be considered hazardous when interacting with water or other elements. The fact of the matter is, there’s always a chance something can go wrong.

The heat exchanger located deep within your furnace is responsible for burning the natural gas and providing heat to your home’s air. The carbon monoxide is vented out of one chamber, while the air sits next to your heat exchanger and warms up. If your heat exchanger cracks, it could potentially leak gas or carbon monoxide into your home’s breathable air.

“Why Do I Need a Professional?”

Great question. You need a professional for a furnace safety inspection in the same way that you need a mechanic to perform your car’s state inspection. There are simply too many things that an average homeowner can miss, but that a certified and licensed professional would catch. Your furnace’s combustion chamber and heat exchanger are complex pieces of machinery that can leak gas or carbon monoxide without making a sound.

More importantly, carbon monoxide is odorless and scent-less. There’s absolutely no way to catch a carbon monoxide leak as a regular homeowner unless you’ve got CO detectors. This is what makes carbon monoxide so dangerous and a neglected furnace contributes to that.

Simply put—no DIY tutorial online will give you the training or experience that our pros have in finding CO or gas leaks and dealing with problems head-on.

Safety Is Always the First Priority

We know, safety is boring and never fun. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that it should always be your number one priority. We understand how important it is that everyone in our area receive a furnace safety check, which is why we’re running a special promotion for homeowners that need our help. We’re offering a furnace safety check at $29.95 per system! This includes testing the system for gas and carbon monoxide leaks. Call us today!

Aire Texas Residential Services, Inc. has your back. Give us a call today. Doing it right the first time, every time!

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