Dewees HVAC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

Can a Gas Furnace Become Dangerous?

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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This is a question people often ask when they’re considering installing a gas furnace or if they already have one but have noticed odd behavior from it. We understand why people might have worries: natural gas combustion creates carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless, odorless, and highly toxic gas. Any use of natural gas in a home has some possibility of creating either CO or fire hazards. 

This is much different than saying a gas furnace is a “dangerous” appliance. We want to assure you that if you use a gas furnace in Conway, AR for your home comfort, you aren’t in serious danger from the furnace provided you take care of standard upkeep on it. This means annual heating maintenance from professionals and always calling promptly for repairs when something seems wrong with the furnace. 

The short version: Yes, a gas furnace can become dangerous, but it’s easy to keep it running safely.

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Be Wary of These Gas Furnace Sounds

Monday, December 14th, 2020
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Although furnaces are built to run quieter than ever, there’s no way to completely eliminate the sounds of the blower fans and the gas burners. In fact, people often take comfort in these gentle noises as a simple part of the soundscape of the winter. Maybe not as comforting as the crackle of the fire in a hearth, but something similar. 

Then there are the odd sounds that gas furnaces can make—ones that aren’t cozy. They may be loud, sudden, or just strange, but they’re often the way your gas furnace warns you that’s something wrong that may require calling professionals. (And you absolutely must have professionals when it comes to repair services for your furnace in Conway, AR. Amateur work on a gas furnace can create safety hazards, and in many jurisdictions only certified technicians are legally permitted to do the job.)

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