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Testing the furnace in your Prescott home

Prescott Air Conditioning is your expert source for furnace repairs and maintenance for your Prescott home.Your home's furnace burns fuel and that means if something goes wrong it can threaten your family's safety. The most common furnace hazard found in Prescott homes is a carbon monoxide leak. Prescott Air Conditioning wants to inform homeowners about how furnaces develop carbon monoxide leaks and what you can do to keep your family safe this winter.

How does a furnace develop a carbon monoxide leak?
The most common cause of a carbon monoxide leak is from a cracked heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is made from metal that contracts and expands every time your furnace cools down and heats back up. Over time this repeated contraction and expansion can cause the walls of your furnace’s heat exchanger to develop cracks. Those cracks allow for toxic carbon monoxide gas to leak out. Another problem could lie in the venting system. If it develops a blockage or wasn't installed properly it can result in carbon monoxide leaks.

How can you avoid the danger of your furnace leaking carbon monoxide?

  • Schedule an annual furnace inspection - There's no better way to avoid carbon monoxide leaks than having your furnace inspected annually. An annual inspection will determine any weaknesses or faults in your furnace that might lead to carbon monoxide leaks so that they can be fixed.
  • Clean or replace the air filter - Obstructed airflow increases the likelihood carbon monoxide leaks will develop. An easy and excellent way to avoid air flow obstructions is to change or clean your furnace air filter regularly.
  • Make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working - Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas, meaning you won't even realize that it's built up to dangerous levels in your home if there’s a leak. If you don't have carbon monoxide detectors, install them. If you do have them, make sure you test them regularly to make sure they are in good working condition. Don't forget to replace the batteries annually.

If you want to learn more about what you can do to keep the furnace in your Prescott home safe this winter or would like to schedule an inspection, call Prescott Air Conditioning today at 928-308-1254.

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"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..." read more
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"Southern California’s loss; Prescott’s huge gain!! Rich came by today to perform a routine seasonal maintenance on my AC unit. I just bought my house and suspected that the AC..." read more
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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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5 out of 5 stars Brenda and Rich were very helpful. I called and left a message at 10 am on a Saturday, they called back an hour later, and we had our ac up and running by noon that day. Fast, friendly, easy to schedule and reasonably priced. As a local in Prescott I highly recommend them.