The time of the year is here where the weather has started to warm up and the days are longer. The change is great for many including plants that are waiting to bloom and animals, birds and insects that need the warm temperatures to survive. The warm weather brings more people out of the house and spending time outdoors. It is a great change from the cold winter days and that means that most people are soaking in as much as they can. That means that you want to keep an eye on your air conditioner and ensure that it is in great working order. Most people are putting their effort into the AC unit and making any necessary repairs that are needed. It is important to care for your AC unit especially before you start to use it. It will help make sure that it is working efficiently and you will have a nice cool home. You won’t be using your heater or furnace during this time but that does not mean that you should ignore it. The furnace can be shut off which has some added benefits.
Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning Explains Why You Should Turn Off Your Gas Furnace for Summer
Benefits of Turning Off Furnace: There are several benefits that happen when you shut off the furnace in the spring and summer. The first is that you will be able to save money because you are not using as much gas during the warmer months. The unit will have a pilot light on it that is running all year round. The pilot light stays on from a steady stream of gas that is being fed through a pipe. The gas can be shut off and the light extinguished. When you do this you will save money on your gas bill and of course help preserve energy. The other way that you will see benefits is that your heater will not accidentally get kicked on. No one wants to come home to a heated up residence in the middle of the summer.
Gas Shut Off Valve: The first step to shutting off a gas furnace heating unit is to work on the gas line. This is the supply that is sending gas to the pilot light so that when the heater needs to ignite it is able to. There is often a valve in the area and you want to adjust it so that gas is not able to exit any longer. The gas supply line needs to be sealed properly to prevent any possible gas leak.
Test Carbon Monoxide Detector: Once you have shut off the gas supply line it is important to watch to see if the pilot light goes out. Then as a precaution you want to make sure that you keep an eye on your carbon monoxide detector which will alert you if there is gas leaking in the house. If you find a leak you want to exit the house immediately and call the gas company for help.
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