Don’t Get Stuck in the Cold – Service Your Propane Boiler Now
Ok, we know we are deep in the heat of the summer and you probably have the AC cranking, but it is never too early to start planning ahead for the colder weather. You don’t want to get caught short at the last minute, right? Liberty Gas is gearing up for the change in seasons by offering a special to service your propane fueled boiler and furnace heating system. Contact us today at 631.288.0902 for pricing and to set up your appointment.
It is always important to remember the installation and maintenance of any permanently mounted fixed heating system should only be handled by professionals such as Liberty Gas. Furnaces are designed by HVAC mechanical engineers and are installed by licensed air conditioning and heating contractors according to manufacturers specifications. At Liberty Gas, our expert staff is certified to take care of all your needs.
Reach out today and keep your family safe, warm and toasty this winter.
Checking on Your System
Homeowners can do their part to ensure that their gas furnace functions efficiently and safely. These simple checks from Propane101.com are not technical and can keep the furnace and air conditioner in good working order.
- Furnace Flame – Propane furnace burner flames should be blue in color. If orange or yellow flames are visible during operation, the furnace needs adjustment.
- Flammable Vapors – Do not store any combustible material or liquid that produces flammable vapors near a furnace. Gas furnaces installed in confined spaces are extremely susceptible to gathering vapors if they are placed adjacent to a gas furnace.
- Air Filters – Dirty and clogged air filters can restrict the flow of air to and through the furnace. It is recommended that filters be replaced monthly or sooner if needed.
- Return Air Registers – Many return air registers can be blocked by furniture or curtains that will cause the furnace to be starved for air. Without the proper amount of return air, a furnace will have difficulty circulating heated air throughout the building.
About your Propane Furnace from Propane 101.com
Propane gas furnaces are available in many different models with varying capacities for entire home heating or for individual area heating such as a self-contained propane wall furnace. Furnaces function by taking air (usually from inside), heating it and returning it to the inside through an air duct system which warms the house or building. The flue gases produced from combustion are removed from the furnace through exhaust ventilation. This is extremely important to understand because the products of combustion (flue gases) are extremely high in concentration and can cause property damage and present a health hazard if ventilation is not installed or is installed incorrectly. In fact, furnace manufacturers supply a supplemental exhaust ventilation manual in addition to the furnace information manual.
Unlike most LP Gas space heaters, propane furnaces have complex mechanical parts in addition to the heating elements. These mechanisms function in unison with the propane heat generating equipment to provide adequate warmth when in use. Most central propane furnaces incorporate air conditioning and cooling systems in a single self-contained unit and are operated with an adjustable thermostat in a remote location, usually mounted on a wall. Gas furnaces use either a standing pilot flame or electronic spark for ignition. Most newer model gas furnaces today use electronic ignition to light furnace burners.
LP Gas furnaces should always draw air for combustion from outside the living area of a structure. Air should be drawn from the attic or from outside the home. This is entirely for safety and for the prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning within the living space of a home. For example, if the products of combustion are not being properly vented to the outside atmosphere through exhaust venting, the backup of flue gases could potentially enter the living area if air from the living area is being used to supply air for combustion. Conversely, if combustion supply air is being drawn into the propane furnace from the outside, a flue gas backup will be routed back to the outside as opposed to the living space of a home.