When it comes to venting, furnaces and boilers are in some ways like fireplaces: their vent systems require regular inspections and periodic cleaning, repair and maintenance.
This is true when the larger heating unit drafts through its own dedicated venting as well as when it drafts through a standard fireplace chimney, which is not an uncommon practice.
Fire N’ Stone of Tilton, NH, can keep your furnace and boiler venting clean and safe. Our CSIA-certified techs understand the unique needs of vent systems connected to large heating appliances.
Furnace & Boiler Venting vs. Fireplace Venting
Wood-burning fireplaces deposit creosote in their chimney flues. A byproduct of wood combustion, creosote is highly flammable. Trained chimney sweeps remove creosote to prevent chimney fires and drafting obstructions.
However, creosote isn’t the only substance that can impede drafting. The particulate matter produced by modern furnaces and boilers can build up and significantly narrow the drafting passage, whether it’s through your chimney or
a dedicated pipe.
When this happens, dangerous combustion gases can back up into the home. Among the most dangerous is carbon monoxide – an invisible and odorless gas that’s known to be fatal when inhaled by humans and animals.
Another reason your furnace and boiler venting systems need regular inspection is to spot early signs of decay due to the acidic condensate they produce. When unaddressed, this substance can eventually eat through the internal surfaces of the vent pipe or chimney liner at which point they begin to eat thru the chimney structure which can lead to a chimney liner replacement or costly repairs.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Because the average person doesn’t spend any time figuring out a way to see deep inside his or her furnace or boiler drafting system, problems going on in there are truly out of sight and out of mind.
Structural damage and drafting blockages can go unnoticed until a very serious problem exists – which could include a dangerous health risk for people and pets who live in the house.
Furnace Flue & Boiler Vent Cleaning
Our technicians have the tools, equipment and training to safely clean your furnace and boiler vent systems. We’ve been helping our customers throughout New Hampshire’s Lakes Region keep their heating systems drafting smoothly and safely for more than 10 years.
Along with professional cleaning, we also provide inspections of all types of venting systems including furnace vents, boiler vents and chimney flues. An inspection once a year will allow us to quickly spot early signs of damage or malfunction so you can have repairs made before you’re faced with large, expensive repair projects.
Vent System Repairs
The Fire N’ Stone team is ready to make any needed repairs to your furnace, boiler or fireplace venting systems. We work year-round, and we will only suggest repairs that are actually needed. After an inspection, we’ll sit down with you, explain what we found, why it needs to be addressed and how we’ll make the repairs.
Don’t let “out of sight, out of mind” heating vent systems turn into serious problems. Call (603) 293-4040 and speak with a licensed furnace and boiler venting technician today. We serve Gilmanton NH, Belmont NH, Loudon NH, Concord NH, and all other cities and towns.