The furnace is your home is made up of several working parts that are at risk of not working properly. Throughout the years, you might find that you need to repair your furnace here that there. While some of those repairs might be due to simple wear and tear, there are other issues that are at the fault of the manufacturer. This would bring on a recall. However, there might be a recall on your furnace right now and you don’t even know it. Hal Mechanical is here to talk about what the risks of a defective furnace are, and how to find out if your furnace has a recall.
Can a Faulty Furnace Make You Sick?
There are several dangers that can be present when you have a furnace that isn’t working properly, but there are two issues that are bigger than the rest.
– Fire Hazard: Many of the parts that make up your furnace are electrical components. These parts need to be working as they are intended or else you could be at risk of a fire in your home. This is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to a furnace recall. Any parts that pose a fire threat should be replaced as soon as possible.
– Carbon Monoxide Leak: Most people know that carbon monoxide leaking in their home is not a good thing. It can put your life in danger if you don’t realize it is happening. The problem with carbon monoxide is that it is a colorless and odorless gas. When it is leaking into your home, you probably wouldn’t have any idea unless you have a working carbon monoxide detector to alert you. A common recall on a furnace is a cracked heat exchanger. If this is the case, there is certainly carbon monoxide leaking in the home rather than being vented outside like it should be.
How Do I Check My Furnace Recall Status?
As mentioned above, there are often recalls on furnaces and the homeowners have no idea they are there. When this happens, you aren’t able to take advantage of the replacement parts or discounts that are available to you when you have your furnace repaired or replaced. To check to see if your furnace has a recall, you simply check out the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website. You will need to click on the Furnace Recall page to see a list of manufacturers and model numbers that you can check out. If you see that your furnace is listed there, get to work to get the problem fixed right away.
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At Hal Mechanical, we know how important it is that your furnace is not only working well, but is safe while it is heating your home. If you have an issue with your furnace, you can turn to us to either repair or replace the unit. Call us today!