Saturday, May 28, 2016

Furnace Health Check: Recognizing What the Color of the Flames Mean

Natural gas or warm air oil furnace is an important investment in any home, and keeping track of its efficiency and effectiveness on how it is running pays. It is necessary to know when it is time to replace before it costs you more than it should in repairs. Every home environment in Edmonton requires a heating system that is safe and energy efficient.

Is the Furnace Burner Flame Yellow and not Blue?

Natural gas is clean, safe and reliable. When your furnace is operating efficiently, natural gas burns with little residue release. However, if the appliance emits a flickering or a yellow flame instead of the normal blue, that is a sign that poisonous carbon monoxide is being created. Carbon monoxide is colourless, odourless, tasteless, highly toxic, and fatal.

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