Ace Hardware Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘furnace repair’

3 Safety Mechanisms of Your Furnace

Monday, February 19th, 2024

One of the major hangups that people still have with gas furnaces is the safety factor. Just saying the phrase “gas furnace” when compared to an electric furnace feels more dangerous, even if it isn’t based in facts.

To be truthful, there are plenty of electrical fires and safety hazards caused by electrical heating systems and space heaters as well, so there’s nothing inherently more dangerous about a gas furnace than an electric furnace. But one of these systems does use combustion to heat your home, and only one of them has been responsible for house fires, explosions, and carbon monoxide poisoning.

But how does a furnace manage safety? What components require furnace repair in Charlotte if you want your furnace to remain safe? That’s what we’re going to cover in this blog today.

Hopefully, after this blog post, you can rest easy knowing that a gas furnace is perfectly safe to have in your home.

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A Dirty Furnace Is Serious Business

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Appliances get dirty over time, this is just a reality of being a homeowner. It’s not just our indoor appliances either, cars, trucks, tools, and even our favorite pieces of furniture gather dust and can get dirty. In most cases, a rag of soapy water or some conventional cleaning supplies will do the trick.

In the case of a dirty furnace, however, you might run into more problems than you might initially think. Furnaces do complicated work in order to keep your home comfortable and safe. Even just a small amount of dust or dirt could clog up the system and cause it to break down or run less efficiently. In some cases, the soot or grime that builds up on the burners could cause your furnace to crack and become unsafe as well.

From the inside to the outside, it’s important to call for furnace repair in Gastonia, NC in case you’ve got a dirty system.

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