With temperatures dropping, and Thanksgiving just around the corner, most Phoenix metro homeowners will soon be firing up their furnace for the first time since spring. To get ready for the holidays while avoiding common furnace frustrations, it’s helpful to take a few minutes to schedule a seasonal maintenance visit. You’ll ensure the safe and successful operation of your furnace and go a long way towards enabling it to last for years to come. And it’s important to remember, where there is heat, there may be a potential for danger.
Turn on the Gas
Gas furnaces do a dependable job of economically heating homes. With gas being highly flammable, you should always maintain a safety-first attitude. If you notice the smell of gas at any time, immediately open doors and exit your home before calling for emergency services. The ignition sequence for your gas furnace is triggered by the pilot light, which should be on and ready to go. Until your pilot light is on, your furnace will not work at all. If you’re having difficulty lighting your pilot, just give us a call.
Keep the Air Flowing
The importance of unobstructed airflow in forced air heating cannot be overstated, both in terms of exhaust and distributing heat throughout your house. The danger of gas heaters is real. Burning fossil fuels produces carbon monoxide (CO), which can be lethal if not properly vented from your home. It’s highly recommended that you have professionals check your HVAC system once a year to guard against CO poisoning. During a fall tune-up Cool Blew will inspect your draft inducer fan which feeds air to the heat exchanger. Our professionals will check your blower fan which pushes warm air throughout your house.
One of the most common problems we encounter in service calls this time of year is the case of mistaken identification. Many times, homeowners go to turn on their heat and nothing happens. People often assume something is wrong with their furnace. However, many times the issue is with the thermostat and not the furnace. It may be time for you to replace your old thermostat with a new wi-fi enabled smart thermostat.
Cool Blew is Hot
Making certain your HVAC heat is working properly and safely in your house is a top priority. Call our Cool Blew professionals today at 623-872-2900 to schedule your appointment.
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