Do you remember the last time your furnace was repaired or inspected? If not, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating today to schedule furnace maintenance and repair services. Besides making sure that your furnace keeps your home warm and your family comfortable during the upcoming winter months, having your furnace inspected will ensure that it’s not a threat to your family’s health and safety. We also want to share these essential furnace safety tips to ensure that your heating system is in good working order all winter long.
Check the Flue Pipe and Pipe Seams
If you feel comfortable doing so, inspect the flue pipe and pipe seams, making sure that they are well supported and free of holes and cracks. If you find soot along or around the seams it may be an indicator of a leak, in which case you will need to schedule furnace repair before the heating season picks up. If you can access the top of the flue pipe, make sure there are no blockages that might cause fumes to back up into your home.
Keep Combustibles Away from the Furnace
Your furnace is probably located in an area of the home that doubles as storage, such as the garage or basement. However, make sure to keep all combustible items away from the heating system. The open flame and heat generated through the chimney line and flue pipe can cause combustible items such as cardboard boxes, newspapers, and clothing to ignite.
Schedule Annual Furnace Inspection
Aside from the financial and comfort benefits of regular furnace inspections and maintenance services, there are major health benefits as well. The furnace technicians here at Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating will make sure that your heating system is safe, efficient, and clean. To schedule a furnace inspection, call us at (510) 843-6904. You can also visit our website to learn more about our plumbing and heating services in the Berkley and Oakland areas.