We’re moving out of summer and into fall, as the days grow shorter and cooler. Soon, you’ll be relying on your heating system to keep warm. You’re going to want to make sure that your heating system is professionally checked before that happens, especially if it’s a furnace. Read on to find out why it’s so important to schedule furnace maintenance this fall.
All combustion systems produce carbon monoxide in some amount. Furnaces actually produce a pretty fair amount of it. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible gas that can be deadly in high amounts. The only way to detect it early is with carbon monoxide detectors, which you should have installed throughout your home. Most of the time, the carbon monoxide the system creates is not a problem. This is because the gas moves up through the heat exchanger and out of the house, where it harmlessly dissipates. If a leak develops in the heat exchanger, however, it can cause carbon monoxide to leak into the home’s ducts. The only way to catch this is to have a professional examine your furnace before you start using it every year. This will keep you safe, and your furnace operating properly.
Burner Assembly Cleaning
If your furnace is like most of them, then it uses natural gas to create heat. The burner assembly is the part of the system that actually burns natural gas in order to generate the heat for the system. Carbon particles build up on the burner assembly over time, clogging it up and preventing it from igniting. Part of professional furnace maintenance involves cleaning your burner assembly, so that it can function properly.