The heating, ventilation, and A/C professional recommended that I install a few more carbon monoxide detectors just to be safe.
When I purchased my new house, there was a gas oil furnace installed. I didn’t like the idea of having a gas oil furnace instead of an electrical one, but I loved everything else about the lake house and it felt like something I could look past. As soon as I moved in, I called a nearby HVAC tech so they could come examine the entire HVAC system, but especially the gas oil furnace. I wanted to make sure that everything was running safely with the gas and speak to an HVAC expert about regular maintenance before I began using it to heat my home. The knowledgeable HVAC professional was really understanding of my concern and he validated my feelings by explaining that a lot of homeowners with gas oil furnaces had the same concern. After looking at the gas oil furnace, he assured us all that it was running safely. He even checked for carbon monoxide detectors around the lake house and found just one of them. The heating, ventilation, and A/C professional recommended that I install a few more carbon monoxide detectors just to be safe. He also said that I needed to keep a close eye on the carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they had good working batteries. Other than the carbon monoxide detectors though, the best thing I could do to keep my gas oil furnace running safely was hiring a good HVAC professional to come service it at a minimum of twice per year. This would not only keep the gas oil furnace running efficiently, but it would also bring myself and others living with me peace of mind.