Preventing CO Leaks With Furnace Repair

Keep The Family Safe With Furnace Repair

Have you heard about the dangers of carbon monoxide? It’s a colorless, odorless gas that is hard to detect since you can’t see or small it. If the gas is inhaled long enough, it can become fatal. It is sometimes called a fatal killer so it is good to practice prevention and precaution within the home to keep your family safe. If you have a gas furnace, you may need furnace repair to prevent CO leaks. You should also install CO detectors in your house to further prevent issues and to alert you if a leak occurs. Here are some other ways to keep your family safe with furnace repair.

Furnace Repair Maintenance Regularly

The first thing you can do if you have a gas furnace is to have a professional HVAC company come to your home every year for a maintenance check. They are trained to clean and check the furnace so if there are any cracks that could cause CO leaks, they can repair them. It’s better to do any repairs right away and these furnace maintenance checks can catch issues before they become CO emergencies.

Get CO Detectors

If you have a gas furnace, you should also have CO detectors to detect even the smallest trace of gas in the air. Install a few around the home, like near the bedrooms, to keep your family safe in case a leak occurs.

Replace Furnace Filters

Check with your HVAC company when they come for maintenance checks and see what type of filter is necessary for the best furnace performance. Also ask how often you should replace them. Usually, you will want to replace them every 3 months, but your needs can vary a bit.

Listen For Changes

You know what your furnace sounds like. If you notice any change in the sounds when it is running, when it first starts up or when it runs later on, contact professionals to see what might be going on. You don’t want to be stuck with a cold house and you don’t want leaks to occur because you ignored warning signs.

Hire An HVAC Company Or DIY?

If you think your furnace needs repairs, should you do it yourself? Or should you hire a professional? When it comes to a gas furnace, it’s always better to include professionals. You don’t want to do something wrong and endanger your family. Plus, you want the furnace to run efficiently and effectively to keep your family safe and warm and your bills low. Keeping your furnace on track is important to the integrity of your home.

Getting Furnace Repairs

If you suspect your furnace needs repairs, contact Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to get the maintenance and repairs you need. Even if nothing is wrong, it’s best to have an inspection every year so you can keep efficiency and safety at the highest level for your home and family at all times during the colder months.