Mike Ditty, with Comfort Systems talks about some things you can do at home to get your furnace ready for winter.
Now is the perfect time to look at your furnace and get it ready for colder weather. Because folks tend to keep their windows and doors closed for long periods of time during fall and winter, they forget to think about checking the furnace before cranking it up.
There are four things you can do yourself to keep your home and furnace safe and running efficiently:
o Clean & replace filters
•It may surprise you to know that a dirty filter is the #1 problem in furnace efficiency; dangers of not changing filter; check every month; etc.
o Clean the burner compartments
•Open the furnace to clean dust, lint, etc.
o Keep furnace area clear of clutter
•Keep away boxes, storage, cleaning supplies, etc.
o Get a carbon monoxide detector for your home
•Families should know that during this time of year there is a greater risk for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning – an odorless, tasteless gas.
•Running your furnace a lot is not a bad thing, just make sure you’ve taken the right precautions to ensure
•Across the country, about 400 people die from CO poisoning and around 20,000 head to the emergency room every year.
As a way to keep your family safe, Comfort Systems USA is giving away a free CO detector with any furnace repair we do on your home throughout October. We will ensure your equipment is running smoothly, efficiently and safely, and then give you a detector that will protect you for the future.
You may be in danger of CO if you experience severe headaches, dizziness, or vomiting while you are in your home – and the symptoms disappear once you leave the structure.
These same principles apply to commercial buildings as well, so if you could use a professional opinion for your home or business, please visit ComfortSystemsUtah.com or call Comfort Systems today at 801-907-6700.