With winter comes cooler weather. Soon the furnaces will be turned on and the Fire District will get calls for odors of something burning. Please consult your owner’s manual for the proper checks prior to turning the furnace on.
Here are some suggestions:
- Replace or Change your furnace Filter.
- Make sure there are no obstructions around the furnace.
- If possible, check the flue pipes to see if there are any obstructions present. Once the furnace is running, check the color of the burner flame. It should be a bluish flame, not an orange-red flame. If you see this turn off the furnace and contact an HVAC company to check out your furnace.
For more information on Fire Safety or Questions about Fire Safety please Contact Us or call the Wentzville Fire Protection District at 636-332 -9869.