November 16, 2020

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about your Surprise, AZ, area home’s heating and cooling system. However, if your heating system consists of a gas furnace, safety is an important concern. An annual safety check provides you with information and a way to correct any deficiencies. Read on to learn three reasons why safety checks are important.

1. Prevents Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide becomes a serious threat during the winter months of the year. A cracked heat exchanger, blockage in the flue or a problem with the furnace’s ignition could allow poisonous carbon monoxide gas to seep into your home. Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in your red blood cells, starving your brain and tissues of what they need. Young people and the elderly can be overcome in a short amount of time. We check for the presence of carbon monoxide gas and inspect your carbon monoxide detector.

2. Reduces Risk of a Gas Leak

A malfunctioning ignitor, pilot light, heat exchanger or flue could cause a gas leak in your home. All it takes is one spark to ignite the gas. An annual safety check involves inspecting all of the safety valves and switches that control the flow of gas and the waste products from combustion.

3. Avoids Frozen Pipes

Our safety checks help you avoid the serious problem of frozen pipes. A furnace malfunction could cause your home’s heating system to shut down. On a frigid winter night, this could lead to a frozen pipe. The pressure from the frozen water may cause the pipe to burst, leading to a flood. This type of water damage often causes structural problems and requires major repairs. We check all the safety systems and parts of your furnace to make sure everything is in proper working order. A safety check now gives us time to handle any issues.

Baker Heating & Cooling is the trusted provider of safety checks for heating systems in Surprise. Homeowners also turn to us for dependable heating and air conditioning maintenance, repair, replacement and installation services. To learn more about safety checks, call us today.

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