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What is an HVAC Combustion Analysis and Why is it Paws-itively Crucial?

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Woof! It’s your four-legged friend, Olive, ready to share some canine insights on why an HVAC combustion analysis is so important for the comfort and safety of your home. Let’s start with:

What Is a Combustion Analysis?

This analysis is particularly important for systems that burn fossil fuels, such as natural gas, propane, or oil, to produce heat. A combustion analysis is the only true test to determine the safe operation of the heat exchanger in your furnace. The process of heating air involves the emission of harmful gases such as Carbon Monoxide (CO), and a combustion analysis by a professional technician is a way to check if the fuel-to-air ratio in the heat exchanger is appropriate and at a safe level.

Now that you know what a combustion analysis is, I want to discuss some key aspects of why it’s so important:

  1. Safety: This is the MOST important reason to have a professional technician perform a combustion analysis at least once a year on your gas system. Carbon monoxide is a gas that you can’t see, smell, or taste making it a silent, sneaky threat that can be deadly in high concentrations to you, your family, and all my pup pals. Not even our sensitive sniffers can detect the presence of carbon monoxide in the home.
  1. Efficiency: A properly tuned heating system requires less energy resulting in lower fuel expenses, and catching problems early can prevent unplanned repairs in the future, saving you money and time. This means more time for walks and pup toys for my canine friends.
  1. Equipment Lifespan: Keeping with a regular tune-up schedule and performing a combustion analysis at least once a year, will help ensure unexpected problems and potential costly breakdowns are caught and repaired early extending the lifespan of the equipment.

My friends at Russell & Abbott Heating and Cooling take your safety and the safety of your furry family members very seriously. This is why they perform a combustion analysis with every heating tune-up on gas systems. As one of the few HVAC companies in the Knoxville area that perform the combustion analysis, give them a call so they can provide you with the comfort and peace of mind you and your family deserve.

Stay warm and safe,