During cold winter months, your furnace works hard to heat your home and ensure your family’s comfort. However, there are health considerations regarding furnaces, and they may be easy to overlook. Furnaces produce heat by burning natural gas. Even a small leak or malfunction could put you and your family at risk to sickness—or worse! At Duggan’s One Hour, your Augusta, GA heating professionals, we can perform the necessary inspections and furnace repair to ensure that your family is safe this winter. Here are some common furnace fixes that you may need during the cold season.
Obstructed Air Flow
Furnaces operate best when there is adequate air flow through the system. If filters are overrun with dirt and grime, air flow will be compromised. This makes your furnace have to work harder to produce and distribute heat. These filters should be replaced regularly to ensure that your heating system is running safely and efficiently.
Some furnaces burn natural gas to create heat. A byproduct of this burning is carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, and toxic gas. Special care should be made to identify and fix any leaks in your furnace heating system. A carbon monoxide leak poses significant health risks to you and your family. If you suspect a leak, you may need a furnace repair performed by a professional.
So stay safe and comfortable this winter by keeping your furnace in tiptop shape. For more information about furnace repair and maintenance, please contact us, Duggan’s One Hour, at 706-733-8703 today.