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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Practice Furnace Safety This Fall


It is that time of year again when the weather starts getting colder and many people start firing up their furnaces. Here are a few important things to do and be aware of before you use your furnaces:

  • Be sure to have your furnace inspected to make sure it is in good working order.
  • Replace furnace filters on a regular basis, approximately every three months.
  • Be sure all controls and emergency shutoffs are in proper working condition.
  • Always leave repairs to qualified specialists.
  • Inspect the walls and ceiling near the furnace and along the chimney line. If the wall is hot or discolored, get it inspected and fixed immediately.
  • Make sure all flue pipes are well supported and free of holes or cracks. If you see soot around seams, this may indicate a leak.
  • Keep the area surrounding your furnace free of debris.

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