Running An Improperly Working Furnace

Freezing temperatures are forcing many to turn to their heating systems to keep them comfortable and warm. Although they are a great way to heat up our homes, operating a furnace that isn’t working at peak performance can be hazardous.  The dangers are far-reaching and could affect your health and safety as much as it could lead to increased energy bills.  If your furnace is too noisy, blows irregularly, leaks gas, or is frequently cycling, the professionals at Blackwell Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help.

Here are some potential dangers of using an improperly working furnace.

Fire Hazard

According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than one in six home fires start from heating equipment.  A malfunctioning furnace or one that has clogged air intake causes the system to work harder making it overheat.  If this is not addressed, it can result in a devastating fire that burns your entire house down.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Most furnaces are gas-burning and produce carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless, odorless, toxic gas.  Improperly operating furnaces can produce elevated or even fatal CO concentrations in your home.  Overexposure to carbon monoxide can cause long-term mental damage, severe health damage, or even death.

Air Pollution

A faulty furnace can contribute to the reversal of emissions inwards rather than expelling bad air outside.  Poor air quality exposes you and your family to high concentrations of dangerous chemicals that could result in serious health issues.  With your furnace running longer than it usually does, you want to stay on top of furnace maintenance and provide routine repairs to keep it running at its best.

At Blackwell Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we make our customers our priority.  We offer competitive pricing and 24/7 emergency quick-response service.  Our trucks are fully stocked with repair parts and, in the chance that we have to order a part, we will provide temporary space heaters at no cost to our customers.  If we do have to order a part and come back another day, we do not charge an additional fee for having to return a second time.  That’s what we call quality service!  

Blackwell Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has been a trusted name in the community for over 80 years.  Contact us today at 910-483-4696 for fast and reliable heat repairs or maintenance.  



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