Furnace Flue Cleaning & Repair – Knoxville’s Best Flue Cleaning
Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney offers furnace flue cleaning and repair to homeowners in Knoxville TN and surrounding cities, including Maryville TN, Gatlinburg TN, Jefferson City TN, Pigeon Forge TN, and Oak Ridge TN. In addition to cleaning wood-burning fireplace flues, our certified chimney sweeps clean furnace vents and all types of heating appliance venting systems.
A furnace is a vented heating element and hot water heaters are, as well. Our experienced, certified chimney sweeps at Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney provide furnace venting services, furnace flue cleaning, and repair. We also specialize in configuring venting to bring systems up to code. This is sometimes needed when furnace or hot water heater vents utilize the same chimney or vent used by stoves or fireplaces. A shared vent is rarely a viable solution, primarily because these conditions produce moisture, which is destructive to venting systems.
At Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney, we have discovered that when HVAC companies install new furnaces, they often hook the furnace venting into existing venting systems, which creates code violations. This often occurs when there is an oil-to-gas-fueled furnace conversion. A lack of awareness about venting requirements seems to be a common issue with HVAC companies, based on our experience.
Furnace Flue Maintenance
Our fully trained chimney sweeps are available for furnace flue maintenance in Knoxville and surrounding cities in Tennessee, including Maryville, Gatlinburg, Jefferson City, Morristown, Pigeon Forge, and Oak Ridge. Another misconception we’ve discovered related to furnaces is that homeowners often believe that their furnace fuel supplier or the utility company takes responsibility for furnace flue maintenance, but that is not the case. Life-threatening hazards can occur as a result of a neglected furnace flue.
Maintenance needs that frequently occur in fireplace chimney flues also apply to furnace flues. Blockage can occur in furnace flues, which can allow soot blowback into your home. An obstruction could result in carbon monoxide and other toxic fumes entering your home. Carbon monoxide is very dangerous because it is tasteless, odorless, invisible, and deadly. Without warning from a carbon monoxide detector in the home, people often don’t survive when they’re exposed to the deadly fumes in their home.
Birds and animals that enter furnace flues can also cause hazardous flue blockage. This can be prevented if a chimney cap is installed with mesh. Deteriorating masonry, which is typically caused by water intrusion, is another cause of furnace flue blockage.
A by-product of gas and oil furnaces is acidic condensation, which causes deterioration of the furnace flue. If there is any type of breach in the flue, occupants of the home are in danger of being exposed to toxic fumes, such as carbon monoxide.
Schedule a Furnace Flue Inspection
Annual furnace flue inspections should be performed, to ensure safe operation of your heating system. Our expert chimney sweeps are qualified for inspection, installation, and cleaning of your furnace flue. If you live in Knoxville, nearby cities of Maryville, Gatlinburg, Jefferson City, Morristown, Pigeon Forge, or Oak Ridge, or if you live elsewhere in the greater Knoxville area, contact us at Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney today.