Furnace Safety Tips to Protect Your Home
Your heating system keeps your home warm, but it can be dangerous if it’s not properly taken care of. Ensuring that your furnace is in excellent shape will help it to work better and increase its life expectancy.
When lint and dust get around your furnace, it can cause a fire hazard. To ensure that this dust does not build up, you should vacuum the area at least once a month. You can look at your maintenance instructions for how to properly clean your furnace, or you can call a professional out to clean your furnace if it is extremely dirty.
Come Up With Furnace Rules
To keep your family safe, set rules for your children. Tell them that they may not play near the furnace. Registers that sit on your floor can easily be pulled up, creating a safety hazard. Make sure that you instruct your children to avoid playing near them.
Ensure Adequate Airflow
Proper airflow helps your furnace to work as it should. Blocks in airflow may also heat your home unevenly and cause the furnace to work inefficiently. Make sure that the return for your furnace is not blocked, and ensure that all the registers in your home are clear. You will also want to change your furnace filters every month. If you have pets or you smoke, you will want to change the filter out every couple of weeks.
Schedule Furnace Maintenance
To properly maintain your furnace, you should have yearly maintenance done during which the HVAC technician will ensure that there are no safety or functionality issues. It is essential that you have a record of professional maintenance done on your HVAC system so that you do not void its warranty.
If you need your furnace looked at to ensure that it is working correctly and is safe, get in touch with us at DuPree Heating & Air Conditioning, and we will make an appointment for one of our friendly technicians to come to your home. We serve the Joliet, IL, area and offer heating and cooling services, maintenance services, and air quality services. Call us today.