The Dangers of Running a Malfunctioning Furnace

Repairing a Furnace

When the cold weather hits, we all want to fire up our heating systems to make sure that we’re all warm and toasty in our homes. However, if you haven’t gotten your heating system serviced this year, you might crank up your thermostat and discover that your furnace doesn’t seem to be working properly. Maybe it’s making a weird noise, blowing irregularly, or shutting off intermittently with no explanation. You might be tempted to ignore the problem, but beware: doing so could put your entire household at risk.


A malfunctioning furnace could be a major fire hazard, with obstructions in the system ready to light up and burn your whole house down. Heating system fires are responsible for hundreds of deaths every year, and a malfunctioning furnace could be a devastating fire waiting to happen if you don’t contact a furnace repair expert to get it taken care of.

Carbon Monoxide

Improperly burned home heating fuel can cause a buildup of carbon monoxide in your home. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can be extremely dangerous even in small amounts. The symptoms of carbon monoxide can be incredibly difficult to diagnose, and prolonged exposure can cause long-term mental damage, serious health damage, and even death.

Air Pollution

A dirty heating system can be blowing all kinds of allergens and pollutants into your home, causing your air quality to deteriorate rapidly and exposing you and your family to high concentrations of dangerous chemicals. This can cause serious damage to your family’s respiratory systems, especially in young children.

At Access Heating and Air, LLC, we know how important your family’s safety is to you. With over 25 years of experience, we have the knowledge and the tools necessary to get your heating system in working order. Contact us today for a free consultation and $25 off any service repair!

The Most Common Furnace Malfunctions

It’s that time of year again when the temperature drops, the air becomes crisp and you need to be warm as quick as possible. The last thing you want to happen is your furnace to stop working and you come home to a cold home. For a...

Why Is My Furnace Not Blowing Hot Air?

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Beginning Of Fall AC Inspection Tips

As we move into the first days of autumn, it is important for homeowners to conduct a seasonal inspection of their HVAC system. By the end of the summer season, your HVAC will have served you well during the hottest months of the year. In order to...

Why Is My AC Always Running?

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How Can I Safely Clean My AC Unit?

Keeping your AC unit clean can keep it running proficiently and help it last longer. Ideally, it is a good idea to have a professional service to look at your system from time to time; however, you can do your part in between appointments. Some...

Common AC Unit Malfunctions

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How Often Should You Get Your Furnace Inspected?

When the winter months arrive, it is not unusual for people to want to turn on their furnace. It is a great way to generate a rapid amount of heat at a low cost and will keep everyone warm. However, it is important for people to inspect their...

5 Signs Your Furnace is Malfunctioning

Catching a malfunctioning furnace before it completely fails gives you the chance to repair or replace your furnace before you're left in the cold. Here are five common signs of a malfunctioning furnace. Higher-Than-Normal Heating Bills If...

Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

It is no surprise that heating and cooling account for the largest percentage of a home’s energy utility bill. Switching to programmable thermostat will see you save a huge chunk of money on utility bills. They have become a standard in...

How to Prepare Your Furnace for the Winter

Preparing your furnace for the winter includes a few steps to ensure it is operating properly and efficiently while maintaining good health for your family in your home. These items should be done before the cold winds start to blow to ensure your...

Why Annual AC Maintenance is Important

Most Americans rely on their air conditioning unit from late May until late September. In some states, residents rely on their air conditioning units even longer. With this much use, individuals must regularly maintain their AC for various...

When Should I Replace My AC Unit?

Wondering if that life saving, relief-giving, summertime-blessing, also known as the air conditioner needs replaced, repaired, or needs maintenance? The bottom line is, (and as anyone who waited too long will tell you), realizing that something...

Sounds That Signal Your AC Unit is Failing

During the sweltering heat of the summer months, there are very few pleasures that can rival coming home to a perfectly cooled oasis when you walk through the doors of your home. On the flip side, there are very few feelings that can rival...

When Should I Replace My Furnace?

When it’s time to replace a furnace, it has to be done. A contractor is going to do the bulk of the work, but there are a few things you need in order to make the job go smoothly and efficiently. Most of what you’re going to need is...
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