This is a question HVAC professionals hear often. Gas furnaces are the most common method to heat homes in the United States, but homeowners also know that natural gas can create health hazards through combustion or leak of toxic gasses like carbon monoxide. Are natural gas furnaces a serious potential hazard for your house?
Our answer is two-part:
- Gas furnaces are designed with safety uppermost in mind and will not pose any danger to a household under most circumstances. If they did, they’d never be allowed in homes in the first palace.
- Gas furnaces have the potential to become dangerous, which is true of any gas-burning appliance. However, you can mitigate this potential to almost nothing with the proper steps.
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