Keeping your home heated during the cold New York winter is extremely important. Not only do you want to keep you and your family safe and warm, but it can be expensive if the system isn’t running efficiently. That’s why it is extremely important to have your furnace system inspected every year before you turn it on for the first time.
Get Your Furnace Inspected
Why are furnace system inspections important?
There are many problems associated with your furnace system that may arise throughout the winter. The most devastating problems are the ones that affect your health. Carbon monoxide is a gas that can become toxic if exposed to enough of it. There are over 10,000 carbon monoxide-related health incidents reported every year. A majority of these incidents are due to faulty furnace exhaust systems which leaked carbon monoxide into people’s houses. The best way to be sure your furnace is safe when you fire up it up for the first time this year is to have it inspected and catch this problem before it happens.
Additional Health Issues
Other health issues can also arise when furnace filters are not installed correctly or not changed often enough. If this happens, your furnace can start sending dirty, unfiltered air through the entire house.
Another reason it is important to get your furnace inspected annually is to make sure that it is running efficiently. If the inside of your furnace gets dirty or dusty, it can cause your furnace to have to work harder to create heat, making your furnace less energy efficient. Using more energy usually means that you will be paying more to heat your house.
Finally, your furnace works hard throughout the winter and there are a large number of mechanical and electrical issues that could arise. A lot of issues can be prevented if caught early enough. Having your furnace breakdown in the middle of a cold spell can cause big problems for your family and your home. Cold temperatures can be dangerous. Even if you are indoors, if there is nothing to heat your home, temperatures inside can drop quickly. This can be especially dangerous to young children and the elderly who are more susceptible to the cold.
Another costly issue can occur if your furnace breaks down while you are away from your home. If your house becomes cold enough, your water pipes can become vulnerable to freezing and burst. Once a pipe inside your house bursts, the expenses start to add up very quickly.
The safety of your family and home is important to us. That’s why now is the perfect time to contact Northeastern Fireplace and Design to set up an appointment to inspect your furnace system today.