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Let’s Focus on the Safety of Your Furnace

There’s a pretty heightened concern for safety nowadays. While a global pandemic rages on and health concerns become front and center, we thought it would be important to touch on one of the most important aspects of HVAC service—furnace safety.

Thousands of homes in Canada experience fires every year due to gas furnaces that have malfunctioned. This isn’t to say that the technology is at fault since many of these fires can and should have been prevented. This goes to show the importance of gas furnace maintenance, and ample repairs when you need them. If you’ve ever wondered about what can go wrong when you decide to skip maintenance repairs, you could be inviting a safety concern into your home.

So, let’s focus on your furnace’s safety by staying informed. We will talk about the benefits of furnace repair in Maidstone, SK and how you can better avoid a catastrophic problem.

“What Leads to Safety Problems?”

This is a good question! Homeowners sometimes believe that they can detect a safety concern before or as it’s happening. While this might be true, especially if you have smoke or CO detectors in your home, it’s not always the case. This is why we constantly push homeowners to take good care of their furnaces in order to prevent safety concerns. If you follow these tips, you’ll be able to say without a shadow of a doubt that your heater is not giving you problems that could risk the health and safety of your home.

Call for Repairs When You Notice Something Is Wrong

A big mistake you could make with your furnace system, is to gauge the importance of a repair need without an HVAC background. Unless you are a licensed or certified professional furnace technician, you don’t really have the experience to be able to tell whether an issue in your gas furnace will become a safety concern or not. Even something as simple as a rattling noise can eventually cause a crack in your system’s heat exchanger, leading to leaking gas and carbon monoxide.

It’s always a good idea to call our team for support, regardless of what the problem is. We can fix it and also ensure that it hasn’t caused any additional problems.

Schedule Routine Maintenance

This goes without saying that maintenance is the easiest way for a homeowner to avoid safety problems. A furnace is a robust heating system, and it takes a lot in order for it to leak gas or cause a health concern. That’s why routine maintenance can give our technicians the chance to check the system and make sure it’s running properly.

Check Your Detectors

While smoke and CO detectors are vital for a home, too many homeowners just think that they can be left alone after they’re installed. When was the last time you replaced the batteries of your system? Or when was the last time it actually made a noise? Your detectors could be out of batteries or broken right under your nose and you wouldn’t notice until it was too late. So, make sure you check these detectors and let us know when you notice something wrong.

Guardian Plumbing & Heating Ltd. has your back. Call us today. Lloydminster’s Plumbing and Heating Authority!

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