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Four Dangers of Waiting to Call for Your Furnace Repair

When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing quite like coming into a home that is warm and comfortable on the inside.  Even if a winter storm is raging, you can relax! You’ll know that you’re protected from the elements as long as your furnace works properly. However, when your furnace stops working, your home may no longer be the haven you need it to be. At Western Heating & Air Conditioning, we know how vital your furnace repair is for avoiding severe dangers that can put you, your home, and your family at risk.

Fire Hazards

You’ll be forced to use alternative heat sources if you delay getting your furnace repaired.  Candles, generators, and stovetops can be fire hazards if used to heat a home and are not appropriately handled.  If used as the only heat source, even space heaters can be dangerous.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Portable generators and other heating sources can also carry the threat of causing carbon monoxide poisoning. Besides, furnaces that haven’t had routine maintenance and aren’t adequately ventilated can cause dangerous carbon monoxide levels to accumulate. Equipment older than ten years is especially prone to cracked heat exchangers, which can leak hazardous gases into the house.

Frozen Plumbing

Don’t leave your home without heat for too long during the winter months. If you do, you run the risk of your plumbing freezing. Furthermore, pipes that freeze can break, causing even more extensive problems due to water damage.

High Utility Bills

When furnaces are not running at their peak efficiency, you can waste hundreds of dollars each month. A certified technician from Western Heating & Air can evaluate your system’s performance. They will thoroughly inspect, adjust, and clean the components that keep your system running clean and efficient. 

Avoid these four serious dangers by contacting Western Heating & Air Conditioning professionals for your furnace repair at the first signs of trouble. At Western Heating & Air, we are available 24 hours a day so that you never have to wait to call for the service you need. Give us a call at (801) 224-8899 or visit www.WesternHeatingAir.com to schedule your service today.

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