4 Top Furnace Safety Tips
The top safety tips for your furnace are more about maintaining it regularly than anything else. Checking on your furnace and having it serviced by a professional are a great start to ensuring that it works well all season.
1. Check Your Furnace Monthly
When you check on your furnace, take a vacuum so you can get rid of any lint or dust that accumulates on or inside the furnace. You should also check and replace the filter regularly, especially in the fall and winter months.
2. Good Airflow Is Essential
Good airflow is vital if you want your furnace to work well. Not only should you make sure that air flows nicely around the unit, but the ductwork should have good airflow as well. Make sure nothing blocks the registers in your home.
3. Keep the Area Around Your Furnace Clear
The area around your furnace will not only impede the airflow around the furnace but can also be dangerous. Make sure that any flammable items get stored far away from the area you have your furnace is stored. Also, it is a fire hazard to store items close to the furnace, so if it is in a basement area, ensure that you don’t have your storage in the same area. If you store items in the same area, use a smoke detector to have a quick alert if there is a fire.
4. Get Your Furnace Serviced
Have service scheduled for your furnace in the fall so you know it works well and is ready to take on the colder months of the year. You can also have more peace of mind knowing that it is ready for the cold weather.
Contact the Heating Professionals
At Murphy Company Heating & Cooling in Louisville, KY, we have professionals to help you with heating repairs, new installations of furnaces, and regular maintenance for your furnace. We also help with ductwork, indoor air quality and air conditioning when you need it. Our service professionals are always friendly and courteous when visiting your home. Contact Murphy Company Heating & Cooling for more information!