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Is it safe to breath the air near a furnace for a long time?

Post created: 2013-03-12 Type of Equipment: Boiler Views: 91

We just buy it, we usually have some activities in the room where it is installed


On 2013-03-13 JB wrote:

If it is a newer well maintained furnace it should be safe, though I wouldn't put a child's bed next to it. However, if it is an older furnace and/or not well maintained there is the possibility of some issues possibly arising, but it is unlikely. Also, most furnaces if not all have a number of safety features so that if a hazardous condition existed, such as dangerous gasses from combustion escaping the furnace, it will shut down. However, cracks in the heat exchanger can go unnoticed and allow carbon monoxide to leak and create a very dangerous situation. Though this is unlikely. This is why you should have CO2 detectors in your home.

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