As with most problems of any nature, you can treat the source of the problem or treat the symptoms. This is true of toxic byproducts associated with your furnace.

Take carbon monoxide, or CO, a potential furnace byproduct. Most people know that CO emissions are dangerous, even potentially fatal. They might therefore install a monitor to gauge CO levels in their living spaces. That is wise – and may even be a life-saver – but it does not address the source of the problem.

Why might CO be entering your living spaces in the first place?

With respect to your furnace, there are several possibilities.

Let Northeastern Fireplace & Design be your coach and adviser, your trusted expert. We know furnaces. In addition, we know what makes them work. Plus, what makes them fail or perform below par. We also know how to detect potentially dangerous issues, such as carbon monoxide buildup from an improperly burning furnace.

From a mechanical standpoint, two things come to mind: airflow restrictions and a dirty blower motor. You can readily replace your furnace’s dirty air filter, most likely by yourself. Cleaning a dirty blower might be more challenging. In either case, if you are not sure, call us at (518) 767-9314.

Another mechanical issue might involve proper venting through your flue or chimney. The furnace’s combustion byproducts must be properly exhausted.

A thorough furnace inspection will evaluate these potential source problems. Northeastern Fireplace & Design performs a point-by-point review of mechanical and electrical components. We look for any issues that might pose a problem or safety threat. We assess the working performance of your furnace so that you can reliably and safely enjoy the comforts of your home.

It might not even be an issue of CO.

Improperly working furnaces can pose other problems, too, such as emissions of particulate matter.

We are skilled and adept at furnace and boiler inspections because we sell and service them. Since we are your local furnace experts, we can apply lessons learned from our thousands of satisfied customers over the years.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is fully aware of furnace manufacturer requirements and specifications. Our experts are up-to-date on product bulletins and advisories — supporting proper furnace operation, optimum efficiency, and the health and safety of homeowners and residents.

Thousands of satisfied customers throughout the Capital District, Pittsfield MA, eastern New York and beyond have benefited from our furnace expertise and experience.

Call Northeastern Fireplace & Design!

We’ll check your furnace and its associated components as well as all the avenues of exhaust and ventilation. We can repair any of these elements as needed.

As always, we invite you to visit our showroom in Selkirk, NY.

In the meantime, enjoy the warmth and security of a properly working furnace as we nevertheless eagerly await springtime.