How unsafe can my equipment become if it is not checked? Having regular inspections and maintenance can increase the life of your equipment by finding problems before they become major issues. For instance, if your equipment does not have fuses or a breaker in good condition, a loose electrical connection could cause damage to the major system of your equipment. Another example would be on a gas furnace, clogged or dirty burners could cause backfiring or excessive carbon monoxide output.
What is Backfiring? Backfiring occurs when that the burner flame will ignite out of the front of the furnace opening, rather than up into the heat exchange, and it can possibly cause a fire. What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon Monoxide is a odor-less gas that is created from incomplete combustion of fossil fuel. Inhalation can cause illness or death.