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FurnaceZilla Strikes Again! Prevent a Furnace Apocalypse….

FurnaceZilla can attack any home. It will attack even unprovoked and will rampage throughout your beloved household or building. When a furnace fails, it can not only waste your money, but it can become dangerous when released carbon monoxide gas. Don’t let FurnaceZilla attack your home; be on the lookout for the following causes to tame your faulty furnace.

Improper Installation

Even in brand new homes, a simple mistake can cost a homeowner time, money, and safety. Construction crews won’t always prioritize your ventilation or heating system, which will end up with a
system that looks like a chaotic labyrinth. This becomes inefficient and another worry for you. High heating bills and furnace repairs can cost you a pretty penny.

Exhaust pipes can cause outside condensation as air rises. When not installed correctly, the condensation builds to a substantial amount of water, which can make its way down the pipe and into
the furnace. This is the perfect environment for a rusty, corroded FurnaceZilla.

Always check on your ventilation and heating systems routinely. If any need arises, call a professional immediately.

Lack of Maintenance

Heating systems need to be checked annually by a professional. Skipping a year could end with cold, expensive, and disastrous results, especially in Alaska. Be on the lookout for the following:

  • Dirty filters
  • Cracked heat exchanger
  • Clogged chimney
  • Detached vent pipe
  • Broken igniter
  • Broken boiler pump
  • Broken blower motor

The above situations can be expensive and deadly, which may result in an invasion of carbon monoxide. If any of these issues occur, your house or building will quickly begin to lose its warm temperature and your furnace will be silenced.

Don’t take risks with your heater. Call a professional to examine your system once a year. Be sure to check on it yourself throughout the year. Call a professional if your system is ever appearing not up to standard.

Not Enough Heat

If your furnace doesn’t seem to be giving your house or building enough heat, make sure that your thermostat has not been changed. Check to see if your furnace is set to heat. If so, check the
thermostat. The furnace will become rebellious if the temperature gauge is not showing the correct temperature. If your thermostat is indeed working and showing the correct temperature, you will need to clean the contacts behind the thermostat. Contaminants and rust could prevent the furnace from working properly.

Check the furnace connections if everything seems to be functioning as it should. For an electric furnace, check the breaker. If you have reason to believe that the wiring may be malfunctioning, contact a professional. For a gas furnace, begin with checking a breaker. That’s not the last step – continue with smelling for sulfuric acid. If you smell gas, that means you have fuel but your pilot light is out. Check to see if gas is venting through; if no gas permeates, you are either out of gas or a part is damaged. Never try to continue investigating after this point. Call a professional immediately. Gas can be harmful to you and those around you and may cause an explosion.

What You Can Do for Your Furnace

Don’t wait until something is working incorrectly to investigate the inner workings of your furnace. Check it routinely, and follow these instructions as needed:

  • Check and replace the air filter
  • Clean the blower
  • Check the ducts
  • Inspect the fan belt

Contact Us for Your FurnaceZilla!!!

When you have a FurnaceZilla on your hands, you need a furnace handler. We have a professional team equipped with the tools needed to handle your furnace’s every need. We handle every issue
effectively and efficiently. Do not hesitate to contact us for filters, thermostats, preventative maintenance and service to correct or prevent a problem.

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