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Posted on: September 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 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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