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How Can a Neglected Heating System Impact Your Health?

How Can a Neglected Heating System Impact Your Health?

- 10:32 am - November 4th, 2021


Poorly maintained heating equipment isn’t just bad for your budget; it can also negatively affect your health! Not to worry, you’ve got the experts at Parker Oil & Propane to make sure your heating equipment isn’t a risk to your health.

Poor Comfort Coverage

The most obvious way an uncared for heating system will impact your health is the lack of warmth in the winter. While those who can take cold can manage, elderly residents, children and even pets can suffer without proper comfort control.

Dirty, Dusty Air

Forced-air systems such as furnaces are equipped with filters to help with air quality within the home, but without proper maintenance and cleaning those filters can become blocked and end up distributing the collected debris back into the home instead.

Potentially High Carbon Monoxide Levels

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be produced by the incomplete combustion of heating oil or propane. So if your oil-fired equipment is producing black smoke or soot, or you smell a propane leak, be sure to call Parker Oil & Propane immediately as these are signs your equipment is not properly functioning. Thankfully, these situations can be avoided with regular maintenance.

Those are the potential risks, but what’s the solution? It’s easy – regular tune-ups from Parker Oil & Propane! We service all the equipment that we sell and install, so ensure your heating system is in good hands by contacting us online today.


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