The Scoop On Gas Heat

 

I have gas heat; do I need my chimney cleaned?

Many people don’t realize that they even have a chimney for their gas boiler. However gas is generally a clean burning fuel, but the chimney can become non-functional from bird nests or other debris blocking the flue vent.

Furnaces newer than the 1990’s can also cause many problems with the terra-cotta flues because this is intended to vent the older less efficient furnaces. These flues breakdowns may block your chimney or may allow harmful fumes into the home.

The problem here is carbon monoxide which is an odorless deadly gas. Yes, you need your gas or oil furnace chimney cleaned or at the very least inspected to make sure it’s venting properly.

Mike Kozlansky

“The Chimney Pro”

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