When you think about dangerous things around your home, you may imagine sharp objects, electrical problems or slip and fall issues. However, there is a danger you may have never imagined, and it is found in a rather unsuspecting place—your furnace. Dirty furnace burners can be a major home hazard and one that is commonly overlooked even by those people who are prudent in home security. Discover why and what you can do to avoid this danger in your home.

What Are The Risks of Dirty Furnace Burners?

  • Carbon Monoxide – Probably the biggest risk of any gas furnace is carbon monoxide poisoning. A dirty furnace burner can lead to clogs that may cause this gas to back up into your home.
  • Fire Hazards – A dirty burner is one that is more at risk of catching fire. Regular cleaning and maintenance can help you prevent a fire that could have tragic consequences for you and your family.
  • Unclean Air – While this may be more of a bother than a hazard for most people, for those with severe allergies or asthma, it can be a major problem. Dirty burners mean dirty air.

How Can You Avoid Issues with Dirty Burners?Home owner changing their dirty air filter

The simplest way to avoid issues with dirty burners it to keep them clean. While this isn’t a difficult task, it can be daunting for someone who doesn’t know their way around a furnace unit. In many cases, cleaning the burners will be part of a regular maintenance agreement if you schedule yearly or semi-annual maintenance with a professional HVAC firm. However, it is not always the case so sure you inquire before you sign an agreement.

If you have any further questions about what you can do to reduce the risk of dirty furnace burners to your home, contact us at Stahl Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help you reduce the risk and assist you with other general furnace maintenance too. Our goal is always your safety and satisfaction. Our team of expert Pittsburgh plumbing, heating and AC experts look forward to helping you!