One of our largest troubles about having a fuel-powered oil furnace was the fumes that came from it, but carbon monoxide poisoning was one of our largest fears because it was odorless, tasteless, and invisible, so I wanted to be as cautious as possible.
The fuel-powered oil furnace in this lake house was a major disadvantage when I bought the locale, but I enjoyed the location of the lake house and wasn’t willing to give it up because of the oil furnace.
I knew I could replace the fuel-powered oil furnace later down the road. In the meantime, I’d have to live with it. Since carbon monoxide was a big problem and fear of mine, I bought more than one carbon monoxide detectors. I installed one carbon monoxide detector right beside the oil furnace and I installed the next one in the main residing section of the house. During our Heating as well as A/C service appointment, I asked the Heating as well as A/C professional how to take care of the fuel-powered oil furnace to eliminate carbon monoxide. He proposed that I replace the air filter often. He also said that I needed to keep the oil furnace as wash as possible, because all the dirt could cause our oil furnace to produce more carbon monoxide, which would then be moved along in the air through our air vents. The Heating as well as A/C professional also said that he’d need to come over twice per year to check out the gas linkions, heat exchanger, and our burner. These were all things I’d never be able to inspect myself. I’m thankful for our Heating as well as A/C professional’s help.