Many Nebraskans are already turning up the heat on their thermostats but autumn is a good time to have an expert look over your furnace before winter arrives.
Merl Scott, a mechanical inspector, says it’s crucial to have your system checked out every year.
Scott says, “Most of us have gas furnaces so we’d want to make sure that the gas supply system to your furnace and the delivery of the gas into the burners is all happening correctly and has the proper safety mechanisms hooked to it.”
Neglecting your furnace and air conditioning system can lead to both health and safety issues, including fire.
Scott says homeowners should always be observant of their air-handling systems.
“Most people are used to what their furnace system sounds like when it comes on and goes off and if you start hearing something different, that would be something you’d want to have checked out,” Scott says, “or if you start smelling gas or any kind of fumes.”
Scott recommends changing the air filters monthly and keeping items in storage at least three feet away from your furnace and water heater.