Posted on:
11. 19. 2019

Gas Furnace Safety Tips

Written by: Metro Air

 

Cooling & Heating installed by Metro Air Heating & Cooling

Many homes around Minnesota have gas furnaces. They’re energy efficient, affordably priced, and keep utility bills down when compared to electric heating systems. However, as with any furnace, there are things that can go wrong. Avoid hazards with your gas furnace by following these gas furnace safety tips.

#1: Keep the intake and exhaust lines clear.
It is important to keep the intake and exhaust lines free of debris or clutter. Don’t store any items like cleaning products, boxes, loose paper, or other flammable objects near the furnace. This could cause an accidental fire. There should always be plenty of clearance around the system.

#2: Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a clear, odorless gas and if poisoning occurs, it starts with headache and dizziness, upset stomach, or weakness. Gas furnaces, stoves or space heaters can leak carbon monoxide into your home, and it can be deadly. CO detectors are a standard product in most homes but if for some reason you don’t have one, it’s important to invest in one immediately. Even if you don’t have a gas furnace, a carbon monoxide detector is important to have. These are affordably priced in local home improvement stores and can save your life.

#3: Regular preventative maintenance.
Preventative maintenance appointments with our professional team of technicians at Metro Air Heating & Cooling are important. These appointments are the best way to repair and detect any small issues with the furnace that could turn into bigger problems down the road. And while we are on call 24 hours a day for emergency service, you won’t want to experience an unexpected furnace breakdown. This is especially true if your furnace is at the end of its lifespan. We will clean the inside of the system including the air filters and will also make sure all the internal components are functioning as they should together for peak energy efficiency.

Keeping you and your family safe is important, especially now that your furnace is in use in the colder weather. For more information about gas furnace safety or to schedule a repair or maintenance appointment, contact us today!

Posted on:
11. 4. 2019

Best Ways to Protect Your Furnace from Cold Weather

Written by: Metro Air

 

Cooling & Heating installed by Metro Air Heating & Cooling

Frigid days are here to stay for a while. That means your furnace is going to be working hard to keep that warm air inside so you’re comfortable! But is it ready to tackle the next few months? Here are the best ways to keep your furnace protected from cold Midwest weather.

#1: Schedule your preventative maintenance servicing appointment.
Your furnace needs to be reliable for cold Midwest fall and winter days. No matter what the weather is doing outside, it should be warm inside where you need it most! No one wants their heating system to break down, especially when its cold out there! Our experienced team of technicians at Metro Air Heating & Cooling will help keep your furnace serviced so you can rely on it all season long. During this appointment, we will clean and inspect more than 30 parts of your system to ensure it’s working properly. Some of the things included in your maintenance appointment include:

  • Clean flame sensor
  • Check/adjust gas pressure
  • Check blower motor current draw
  • Measure temperature rise across furnace
  • Perform combustion analysis to verify Carbon Monoxide level

#2: Replace or clean your air filters.
It might not seem like your air filters should be a big priority, but they have a big job to do. Not only do they filter the air you breathe, but air filters also help prolong the life of your furnace. Accumulated dust and dirt are one of the main reasons that furnaces break down over time. Make sure to check your filters monthly or bi-monthly, especially when you are using the system every day.

#3: Seal windows and doors.
Did you know that if you have leaky windows and doors you could be leaking cold air inside to your home? That means your heating system must work even harder to keep you warm and comfortable and that translates to the machine’s shorter life span. Make sure there is the right amount of sealing around windows and doors or replace old energy inefficient doors and windows in your home for even greater energy savings.

Metro Air Heating and Cooling has been serving customers around the area for three decades. So, whether it’s a repair on your furnace or a full replacement, we can help! We will get the job on-time and within your budget.  We are proud Bryant dealers and will work with you to find the right system for your home or business. Contact us today for information.