LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Air and heating technicians work around the clock to keep furnaces running in freezing temperatures.
“A lot of our workload is weather dependent, the colder it is the busier we are,” said Lance Aleckson, owner and service manager of Bagniefski Heating and Air Conditioning.
Experts say there are several things you can do to keep you and your family safe and warm this winter.
“What you can do throughout the season is listen to your furnace. If there are any abnormal noises, you should call your service professional,” Aleckson said.
He says most furnaces are high-efficiency, so there are a lot of built-in safety features. If there is a lack of maintenance, the furnace will go out and the owner will have no more heating. It is also important to check your air filter and change it every month.
The La Crosse Fire Department also wants to make sure people know what to do to avoid tragedy.
“Another important thing is to make sure the exhaust and air intake are clear of snow and ice, so the exhaust doesn’t back into the house and the furnace gets all the air. expenses she needs,” said La Crosse Fire Dept. Captain Kyle Soden.
It is important to have a reliable carbon monoxide detector in your home.
Captain Soden says that unlike smoke detectors, most carbon monoxide detectors are only good for seven years, not ten. So be sure to check the manufacturer’s date.