Even though most of the year we don’t need a heating system in the desert, there are several months that your furnace will be on to keep your house warm and toasty. It is important that your furnace is running properly to ensure your home is kept safe during the heating process. Your furnace likely burns either natural gas or propane. This means that there is a chance that you could have a problem like carbon monoxide leaking into your home if your furnace hasn’t been properly cared for. Luckily, there are several safety systems put in place to make sure your furnace is as safe as possible. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about these safety systems today.
Safety Systems Every Furnace Has
There are some safety measures that every furnace manufacturer is going to have included on any furnace that they sell. Here are some of the safety features and what you can expect from them.
– Pressure Switch: When your furnace burns the fuel is uses to heat your home, there is going to be exhaust that must be vented out of the house via the flue. When the fans are blowing the exhaust into the flue and out your home, it is important for the furnace to know that is happening. If there is a blockage or something that is causing that exhaust to not make it up the flue, the pressure switch will trip and shut the furnace off.
– Flame Sensor: You want to make sure that the fuel your furnace is using to heat your home is burning. Otherwise, this gas will be billowing into the house and can be dangerous. The flame sensor is in place to make sure the fuel is ignited.
– High Limit Switch: The high limit switch is in place to make sure that your furnace isn’t overheating during operation. This switch looks a lot like a thermometer. This safety feature is important as it can help to avoid a fire in your home caused by an overheated furnace.
– Roll Out Switch: Another important safety feature on your furnace is a roll out switch. This is in place to make sure the flame that ignites the fuel in your furnace is staying in the combustion chamber rather than escaping to other parts of the furnace. If you have a roll out switch that is tripping often, it usually means that there is something seriously wrong with your furnace. This could mean there is a problem with the heat exchanger, gas pressure issue or even a blockage in the heat exchanger.
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If you have any of these safety features that are constantly causing problems, you can turn to the pros at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to get to the bottom of the problem. We can fix even the most serious problems with your furnace. Call us today!