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Hazards of the gas furnace in your home

As winter approaches, most homeowners are getting ready to turn up the heat in their homes. It is vital for homeowners to be educated on proper furnace maintenance in Prescott and the potential hazards for the safest possible experience. Prescott Air Conditioning & Heating Repair explores both the causes and consequences of furnace hazards, as well as what can be done to avoid them.

Cause of Accidents
First of all, older furnaces that do not meet current safety codes may pose more risk due to their earlier technology. Other failures are caused simply by malfunctioning or faulty parts. More causes include insufficient air around the furnace, a furnace not properly rated for the building it's installed in and failing to read and follow the directions provided by the manufacturer can also cause accidents.

Possible Consequences
The most common consequences of using an unmaintained or failing furnace is a house fire. Excess gas being leaked into the air can quickly build up. Due to its volatility it can easily explode causing a fire. If the gas does not explode into a fire, the build up can cause people to become ill with symptoms ranging from unexplained pains, digestive problems, nausea, allergies, fatigue, depression and more. Carbon Monoxide poisoning and the release of harmful combustion particles by the furnace are also other serious health consequences.

Prevention Tips
Have your furnace professionally inspected before when the cold months arrive. A professional inspection will include checking to see that all parts are in good working order and that there are no cracks, tears, leaks or obstructions as well as ensuring there is sufficient airflow around the furnace.
Be proactive by installing carbon monoxide monitors in every room of the house starting with those closest to the furnace. Be sure to replace the batteries annually to ensure they are reliable.


Replace the filter regularly. Furnace filters help to extend the lifespan of the furnace as well as remove the particles that can cause respiratory problems.


Furnace inspections and heating repair in Prescott should always be handled by certified trained professionals to avoid personal injury or property damage. If you haven't had the furnace in your home inspected this season call Prescott Air Conditioning & Heating Repair at 928-308-1254 to schedule an appointment today.

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5 out of 5 stars Thank you for your excellent service! On a cold winter morning, we discovered that our heater was broken. You returned our call very quickly and came out to fix our furnace very quickly. Thank you! We have tropical birds and need to keep our house warm for them as well as ourselves. You are professional and prompt and your work is excellent. Thank you for your service! You may use this testimonial however you please.
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5 out of 5 stars Rich and Brenda showed up within an hour of us contacting them, assessed the problem with our furnace, had the broken part on hand (!!! It's a 26 year old furnace!!!). They were extremely friendly, professional, explanatory and obviously care about the work they do. We had quite a few problems, and the 2 other HVAC folks said "just replace the thing" and took a service fee. While Rich tended to agree that it needs replacing, he made sure he got the unit working, inspected and was confident in its safety as a stop gap. Could not recommend them more. It's quite rare to get such thorough, professional.
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5 out of 5 stars Best service I have ever received. Rich and his wife arrived at our residence in a timely manner, very nice people. Rich explained in detail our issue with our AC system and how it occurred. He fixed my problem and provided some tips to keep our system up to par. The best part of the whole thing, they cared about their customers and it showed. You can trust that they will give you an honest quote and do what they can to fix your problem without taking you to the bank. Thank You Prescott Air Conditioning & Heating!
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