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Furnace Safety Tips for the End of the Season

We may still have a few cooler days left for us in Lakewood, CO, but winter is coming to an end soon, which means your furnace will be out of commission for a while. Your furnace worked hard this season, so it’s important to give it a proper inspection and shut down for the season. Now is the perfect time to look back at how your heating system performed this season, and consider whether or not you need to have some repairs done, or perhaps even have your furnace replaced before next season. We’ve shared a few safety tips below for you to review.

Schedule Maintenance

Have you had a maintenance appointment before the heating season? If you haven’t had a professional look at your furnace in the last year, it’s imperative you have it checked out before shutting it down for the season. One of the most important tasks that will be performed at this time is air filter replacement. Your air filters protect the inside components of your HVAC system. When they become clogged with dirt and residue, they work less efficiently than they should.

Check for Damaged or Worn Components

During your maintenance appointment, your HVAC technician will check your furnace components such as the pilot light, burner assembly, the bearings, and the motor and heat exchanger. It’s also imperative that they check the combustion chamber. While very rare, if there are cracks in the combustion chamber dangerous levels of carbon monoxide can enter your home. Having a professional inspect your entire system is a guaranteed way to ensure safety.

Make Suggested Repairs

When your HVAC technician makes recommendations for repairs, it’s important that you take care of them now rather than waiting until the next heating season. Putting off repairs could result in an inefficient or even malfunctioning system next fall. Additionally, ignoring small repairs now could lead to larger, more expensive emergency repairs later. Besides, it’s best to get repairs done now when HVAC techs are available than to wait until the beginning of the heating season when they will all be busy, and you’ll have to wait it out. Furnace repairs will not only save you money and time in the future, but will ensure your furnace is safe as well.

Contact APC Plumbing & Heating today to get expert furnace services throughout Lakewood, CO and beyond. We have someone in your neighborhood today!

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