While our days of heating our homes may be dwindling here in the desert, most of us will likely still be using the heat for another month or two. It is important that while you are using your furnace, you are following some basic rules that will keep you and those you love safe from furnace dangers. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share some furnace safety tips that will help you accomplish just that.
Minimum Space Around Furnace; How Far Should Things Be?
It isn’t uncommon for homeowners to use the room that houses their furnace for a storage room as well. This may seem like a smart idea, and it can be if you do it right. You don’t want to have anything flammable around your furnace. You should keep items that could be flammable several feet away from the furnace. If you do plan to keep storing belongings in this space, you should do so in a very organized manner. You will be less likely to have anything dangerous near the furnace if you have your things well organized. Some things that you should never store in your furnace room include:
– Paint/Paint Thinners
– Wood Scraps
Floor Furnace Child Protection
No one would ever want their children to be in a dangerous position. When children play around a furnace, it can become dangerous very quickly. It is wise to talk with your kids about the dangers that come with the furnace and rough housing around or near it. Establish some rules that will help you kids understand how important it is to find other areas in the house to play.
Clean Your Furnace
Over time, you may notice that there is lint and dust that starts to pile up in and around your furnace. Maybe you don’t notice because you haven’t paid that much attention to your furnace. It is important that you keep your furnace clean so that it can work properly. During the winter months, your furnace needs to be cleaned more often as it will get dirty when operating on a daily basis. If the flame of your pilot light is anything other than blue, it is a good indication that it needs cleaned.
Change Furnace Filter Often
Most people need to change their filters every month to keep your furnace operating efficiently. When you don’t change the furnace regularly, you could be putting your heating system at risk of unnecessary repairs. It is important to have the filter cleaned or replaced often during the winter to give your furnace the airflow it needs.
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Preventive maintenance tune ups can detect problems early so they can be addressed for the safety of your loved ones. If you are having issues with your furnace, you can count on Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to get it back up and running in no time. If it has been a long time since you had your furnace last inspected by a professional, you can rely on Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to ensure it is working as efficiently as possible. Call us today!