Six Furnace Safety Tips

Six Furnace Safety Tips

As Dayton moves from sweat to sweater, Lifestyle Comfort Solutions provides a simple checklist for the safe operation of your furnace during cold days ahead.

Schedule an annual furnace tune-up! This is the essential first step!

Lifestyle Comfort Solutions’ professionals check for problems like a cracked heat exchanger or frayed electrical wires which could lead to safety hazards.

 

Test carbon monoxide detectors.

Tasteless, odorless, invisible. Yet, deadly in as little as 15 minutes.  since symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are much like the flu, the danger can be overlooked.  Even low- level carbon monoxide exposure has serious health consequences over time.  A carbon monoxide leak is one of the biggest safety threats posed by a malfunctioning furnace.

 

Lifestyle Comfort Solutions offers the superior protection of professional grade, low-level carbon monoxide detectors at a budget-friendly price.

 

Maintain a furnace safety zone.

Keep the area around your furnace clear of clutter.  The area around the furnace is no place for household cleaners, paint/paint thinners, laundry baskets, cardboard and paper, old rags, and other flammable products.  Further, your furnace needs an unobstructed airflow for peak performance.  A tidy space around the furnace protects your family and your wallet.

 

Keep air filters clean.

A dirty air filter restricts airflow to your furnace, which overworks your systems and increases the risk of carbon monoxide leaks.  Dirt building up on furnace components cause efficiency, performance, and safety concerns.  Regularly change your filter according to type of filter and manufacturer instructions. 

 

Regularly test smoke alarms

Be sure your smoke detectors are ready to alert in the event that a furnace problem should lead to a fire.  Place smoke detectors on every floor, and outside bedrooms/sleeping areas of the home.  Frequently change batteries.  Lifestyle Comfort Solutions suggests changing smoke detector batteries when the clocks change each Spring and Autumn.  Test frequently throughout the year.

Learn more about heating/cooling comfort, health, safety, and energy efficiency by calling 937.202.4520.

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