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Is Your Heating System Safe to Operate?

Thankfully, today’s heating systems are safer than they have ever been before. Multiple safety switches within the unit along with a well-designed heat exchanger and gas ignition system all help to keep your home and your family safe from gas leaks, fire hazards, and carbon monoxide leaks. However, there are still some things you should assess this year before the heating season begins in order to make sure your heating system works as securely as possible.

How old is your heater?

Even systems that are a couple of decades old have multiple safety switches inside that help to prevent problems from occurring. But the older a heating system gets, the more likely it is to corrode or malfunction. And if the heat exchanger suffers damage due to standard wear and tear with age, you may risk a carbon monoxide leak. Replacing a heater with a modern system well before it fails is the best way to ensure that it works properly when you need it the most, and to save money on future heating costs!

Has a technician inspected your system this year?

One of the most important things you can do for your heating system is to schedule an inspection and tune-up each year before the heating season begins. If you’ve skipped this step this fall, it’s not too late. An expert can look over your heat exchanger, the ignition system, and other important components and make a few adjustments as needed to ensure safety. If necessary, the technician will recommend any repairs that should be scheduled for a later date.

Do you have carbon monoxide detectors around the home?

Carbon monoxide is a toxic, odorless, colorless gas that is one of the byproducts of the combustion process. While it should vent to the outdoors, a malfunctioning heating system could allow it to fill up your home instead. Test your carbon monoxide detectors before the heating season begins, and have some installed on each floor of your home if you don’t have some already.

Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning today for heating system services in Colorado Springs, CO.

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