Furnaces that are not up to code are not as safe, efficient, or clean as they should be. In this article, we’ll walk you through how to determine if your furnace is up to code and what you should do about it isn’t.
How to Determine If Your Furnace Is Up to Code
One of the most obvious signs of whether your furnace is up to code or not is its age. Furnaces more than 10 years old may not meet the latest safety standards. You can also check the label on your furnace to see its manufacturing date.
Several devices are fitted in different areas of your furnace to detect problems as soon as they occur. Always double-check these features to make sure they’re working correctly.
If you haven’t had your unit examined by a professional service technician recently, any visible indicators of wear or damage can cause difficulties down the road. Inspect all the parts of your furnace to ensure it runs smoothly. Also, if there is damage to the walls around your furnace or to its ductwork, these things may have to be repaired, which could cause your furnace to be outside of the current code standards.
What if My Furnace Isn’t Up to Code?
There are often ways to bring your furnace up to code. However, you might not have to worry about it. If your furnace is compliant with the codes that were in place at the time that it was installed, you don’t have to update it with every code update. Your furnace is “grandfathered in” to the current code standards. However, if you decide to sell your home or renovate it, you may have to bring your furnace into compliance with the current code. An HVAC professional from Moyer’s Heating & Cooling Inc. can help you decide.
Rely on a Certified and Experienced Professional
If you’re unsure whether or not your furnace is code-compliant, contact a qualified technician at Moyer’s Heating & Cooling Inc. for a consultation. We will help you ensure that your furnace is up to code and meet all safety requirements. We also offer heating, air conditioning, energy audits, humidifiers, AeroSeal duct sealing, and more. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!