Prevent a Furnace Disaster This Winter Season

During the winter, more and more people begin to rely on their furnace to keep them and their Magnolia homes warm on a cold night. But if the furnace breaks down, a warm home will become a cold one very quickly.

Magnolia, TX Furnace-Repair-ServicesWhile some furnace problems are minor ones that can be fixed rather easily and at little expense, other problems can result in large repair bills or even the purchase of a new furnace.

To guard against the chance of a furnace disaster happening over the winter, there are many tasks that can be done to keep everything running smoothly.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

To guard against the possibility of carbon monoxide leaking into your Magnolia home through cracks in a furnace, many people have turned to letting technicians install carbon monoxide detectors on or near their furnace.

This is seen as an excellent idea, since carbon monoxide is an extremely lethal gas that has no taste, color, or smell. To make sure none of this gas leaks out, it's good to have a technician inspect the furnace for any cracks or holes and repair them as soon as possible.

Clean Air Ducts

Dust and dirt can be some of the greatest enemies to a furnace, keeping it from operating efficiently as well as damaging equipment such as burners or fans if there is a large enough buildup of it inside the furnace.

To avoid having this happen, it's smart to have a service technician use their specialized tools to clean the furnace's parts during an inspection.

Technicians can reach far inside the furnace and remove dirt and dust from the motor, fans, and other areas that may be vulnerable to damage from dust buildup. Also, if enough dust and dirt build up inside the furnace, it can create a fire hazard and should be cleaned as soon as possible.

Check the Chimney

Each year, thousands of chimney fires start due to a buildup of soot that has not been cleaned. To not let this happen, it's important to open the furnace access door and check the chimney for soot.

If the buildup is minor, a service technician can usually take care of the job. But if the soot accumulation is large, you'll have to hire a chimney sweep to do the job. Either way, making sure soot is eliminated from the chimney can greatly reduce the chances of a furnace fire.

Don't suffer from a furnace disaster in your Magnolia, TX home this season. Call Affordable American Air Conditioning & Heating at (281) 704-3696 and get assistance now.