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How To Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Through Furnace Repairs

Your furnace is something that keeps your warm during the cold Winter months. However, if it breaks down you run the risk of carbon monoxide being released throughout your home. There are several signs that your heating device will show when it is starting to go down hill. It's important to pay attention to these signs and schedule an HVAC repair or replacement service.

Common Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

  • Your furnace is old enough to go to college – Lots of older heating devices break down on a regular basis due to the fact they are being used consistently. Replacing it may be the only option for the heating system if it is 20 years old or so.
  • Sudden spike in your energy bills – Have you noticed a spike in your energy bills lately? If you have, that may be due to the fact that your heating system is not working properly. A heating system with a yellow flame indicates that there is a problem.
  • Broken thermostat – When you go to turn your thermostat up to 80 degrees and it feels more like 60 degrees, then the problem may not lie within your thermostat. It's a common sign that your furnace needs repair.
  • Strange noises coming from the unit – A gurgling or banging sound coming out of your heating system indicates that something is wrong. These noises are a wake up call to have it looked at. Your HVAC technician can then decide if the unit needs replaced.

Potential Dangers of Not Having Your Furnace Repaired

Anything that is fueled by natural gas has the potential to become deadly. This is especially true for gas furnaces. Carbon monoxide happens when the gasses become trapped in poorly ventilated spaces. That’s why when your heating unit goes on the fritz, you need to call in a heating contractor. A heating contractor can make the proper diagnosis for your system while shutting off the main valves in order to cut the gasses off. Don’t let your heating system become a deadly appliance in your home.


If you notice something is wrong with your furnace, don’t hesitate to call Thermo Direct, Inc. at (919) 355-9880 or contact us online. We’re available 24/7 for emergency service in Garner or the surrounding areas!


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