If you’ve ever worried about the safety of your furnace, you’re not alone. In our area, furnaces go unused for so long that many people are afraid to start their systems at the beginning of the season. In general, modern furnaces are safe, but it’s certainly ideal to have your furnace serviced at the beginning of the heating season. You should also keep smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors throughout the home.
Most of the protection from these risks, though, comes from the safety switches installed within your heater. These switches protect your home from unsafe conditions in a variety of ways (which does not mean you should skip annual service)!