KELOWNA — With the cold weather now upon us, chances are you’ve turned your thermostat up to keep your house warm. While furnaces and chimneys make the winter more bearable, according to National Fire Protection Association, they are also a leading cause of residential fires.
Fire safety educator Rick Euper says they haven’t responded to any chimney fires yet this year, but there has been a few furnace fires in just a couple of weeks.
“You should have your furnace checked annually by a certified inspector and make sure that things are kept away from it,” says Euper.
A furnace fire can spark in many ways, but Euper says the most common is a lack of maintenance.
Owner of Premium Comfort – a local pumbing, heating, and air conditioning company – Sean Van Steinburg says it’s best for people to have their furnace serviced before they want to start it…
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