Safety Tips for Your Furnace this Winter

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It is getting pretty close to winter time. Some people may have even turned their furnaces on already. A furnace is a luxury many people enjoy and there is no shock why. When you come in from the cold you don’t want to be just as cold inside. The important thing, however, is to make sure that you are using your furnace safely and properly so that it can have a long life of keeping you warm and cozy. Here are just a few safety tips and tricks to remember when you go to turn the heat up this winter.

  • Have frequent tune-ups: This helps ensure that everything is running safely. You do not want to encounter any gas leaks, or broken piece when you are deep in the winter months. So make sure everything is in tip-top shape.
  • Check your CO2 detectors: First of all make sure you have a detector, second of all make sure it has batteries and is all set to go. If you do encounter a gas leak, you want to be able to safely leave, before your family or you get sick.
  • Check your smoke alarm: Furnaces release heat and in certain situations, heat can cause a fire. You want to make sure that you are well prepared for anything that could go wrong.
  • Pay attention to your air filters: One of the leading causes of a furnace fire is a clogged air filter. It is so simple to just check your filters and make sure that they are clean.
  • Do not block your furnace: You want to make sure that you can easily access your furnace and that there is nothing around your furnace that causes fires or any other issues.

There is nothing more important than keeping you and your family happy and healthy. These five simple tips can help you do that this winter. If you need to schedule a tune-up or furnace repair, contact North Winds Heating and Cooling Inc. They can help with anything from repairing your old furnace to helping set-up a new one. Make sure that you are staying nice a cozy this winter season.