Excerpts from Winnipeg Real Estate News Publication, October 9, 2009
Children are back in school, hockey season is in full swing and old Jack Frost will soon be nipping at our noses. As the days become shorter and cooler, furnaces across the country are being restarted for the first time. As these heating appliances switch on, we are reminded that fall is prime time to conduct routine inspection and maintenance on gas furnaces to prepare them for the upcoming winter months.
CSA International, a leading provider of product testing and certification services, offers the following
tips to help prepare gas furnaces forthe heating season:
Keep warm-air registers, return-air openings, and space heaters or baseboards clear of furniture, rugs and drapes allow free air movement.
Do not store combustible materials such as paper, chemicals, paint rags and cleaning products near your gas furnace.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapours and liquids in the vicinity...