Furnace Maintenance

Save on utility bills and head off carbon-monoxide problems with these tips.

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The risk of carbon-monoxide gas leaks is why it's so important to have professionals inspect your furnace once a year. They can find problems before they become dangerous. And besides cutting the risk of carbon-monoxide problems, keeping your furnace well maintained can save as much as 10 percent a year on your heating costs.

Between annual checkups, there are a few things you can do to stay on top of burning furnace issues:

  • Replace the air filter regularly and keep the fan compartment door tightly sealed. That way the furnace won't have to work as hard.

  • Use a flashlight to inspect the furnace for burned or damaged wiring. Have damaged wiring repaired as soon as possible.

  • Make sure the furnace flue is connected securely to the masonry or metal utility flue. A leak could allow carbon monoxide gas to escape.

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