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“It’s fall, and for many of us, the heat is already flowing through our homes.

If you’ve turned your heat back on, but haven’t had your furnace checked out, it’s definitely time to call someone.

Local HVAC specialist Rick Maines has 45 years of experience in the heating business. Now five years retired, he spent the last 10 years of his career servicing boilers for the New York State Thruway Authority. Prior to that, he worked for a number of oil companies in the area.

Maines said that an unchecked furnace can not only lead to higher costs, but potential health hazards, too.

While working, he says he’s had moments where he’s pointed out the smell of gas to people, which can be a dangerous sign. If you smell gas, you might have a leak, and should immediately call someone to check on that.

Carbon monoxide can be deadly. Maines recommends that every home with a gas appliance have at least one working carbon monoxide detector, and for a two-story home, two.”

Read more on furnace maintenance here.

Aside from potential health hazard issues, there are other reasons why you should have your furnace checked out. Perhaps the 2nd most important is the efficiency of the unit. The price of oil and gas has skyrocketed recently, and you’ll want to save as much money as possible by ensuring your furnace is in tip-top shape.

Trane’s XC95m Gas Furnace has a 97.3% efficiency (AFUE) rating and is an Energy Star qualified furnace. This advanced unit works with ComfortLink™ II communicating technology for automatic configuration and calibration. If you’re in the market for a new furnace call Temperature Control Specialties at (317) 247-7663 or visit our heating products page.