First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘gas furnace’

A Smoking Furnace Is a Bad Sign

Monday, February 7th, 2022

If you see smoke coming out of your oil or gas furnace, you need to take a closer look at it.

Make no mistake about it, black or gray smoke billowing out of a furnace is not a good sign at all.

Note, the first step to ensure safety is to turn off the furnace. Only then you can inspect to find the root cause of the problem and fix it.

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The First Rate Furnace Safety Checklist

Monday, November 1st, 2021

Are furnaces safe?

That’s a really good question, not because it’s hard to answer, but it gets at a fundamental way that homeowners think. Many HVAC customers, when investing in a new system, believe that gas furnaces are dangerous which is why they end up going with electric furnaces or some other kind of system. We understand where this sentiment comes from, and we’re not here to talk poorly about electric furnaces (they’re a great option too), but we want to help clear the air a little bit on gas furnaces.

Gas-powered furnaces are a safe and reliable source of heating in Rio Rancho, NM. While they can become dangerous through neglect and problems down the line, they aren’t inherently dangerous. Follow along for our safety checklist to ensure that your gas furnace is in great shape each and every year!

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