Fall furnace tune-up tips

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BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Before turning on the furnace this season, experts say make sure you get it checked.

Wayne Krasnow with Air. Inc. said, “You want to be safe. Gas leaks are not good, as we know.” Krasnow also said to find a highly-rated company.

He added, “Make sure that they are licensed, registered with the state of Connecticut as a business. You are not only going to want the company being licensed but the technicians being licensed.”

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He told News 8 about the most common things technicians will see this time of year.

“Dirty filters, that is the number one reason for breakdowns. You will see rusty heat exchangers on older systems usually,” said Krasnow.

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If you can still see the light through the filter, it’s not clogged, but experts say you don’t want to wait that long.

Krasnow explained, “Inside a furnace is a gas valve, a combustion fan and all of your burners you can see all of the rust all of that needs to be addressed.”

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Krasnow added that if an offer for a tune-up seems too good to be true it probably is. “That’s called bait and switch because they have to pay their men, they have to make money. Why would they do something silly unless they are trying to get into your house?” said Krasnow.

Before a technician comes out for a tune-up, ask what’s included in the service and get it in writing.

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(Photo: Noelle Gardner/WTNH)

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