Minnesota....Have you checked out your furnace yet?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

This goes true for any of the states that get cold.

The cold is knocking at our doors so get with it.

If you have a Gas or oil furnace...this IS NOT a DIY job.  Call in a professions.  It could save your life and the lives of your family.

Those with wood stoves and fire places.  That chimney needs to be inspected.  Don't wait until the smoke is rolling back into the house.   I had my chimney cover come off mine and I got a squirrel in my fireplace.   So don't take it for granted that it is ok.

If you have a wood boiler, now is a good time to fire it up at a lower temp and check the gauges and the water pressure before you get up to full temp.

A little bit of checking can save a lot of time, money and lives.

DO IT NOW!!!

Good seasoned wood will also help keep your chimney clean.

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Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
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This is not only great advice, but, possibly life-saving advice, Bill.  We had a chimney fire once when we had a fuel oil/wood combo furnace, and that was a huge headache...and cleanup.  Luckily, we caught it before we had to call the fire department, too, and it could have been far, far worse.

Sep 22, 2012 07:17 PM #1
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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Great REMINDER for me to start on my fall HVAC service contact list...I provide my unit keys to my service firm along with my tenants' contact information and they service for the fall, change the smoke alarm batteries and provide additional filters.....

Sep 23, 2012 03:17 AM #3
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good advice my friend winter will be here before we know it and there will be a lot of people in the cold because they didn't check out their heating system.

Sep 23, 2012 07:03 AM #4
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Brian Kuhns
Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber - Fort Wayne, IN
Fort Wayne Real Estate by Brian Kuhns

A great reminder that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I need to make that call to my HVAC guy to come out and clean up the furnace before it's to late

Sep 23, 2012 08:18 AM #5
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
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I did not know that seasoned wood will keep you chimney clean.  Makes sense that the sap is all dried out.  Good tips.

Sep 23, 2012 01:44 PM #6
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Palm Harbor, FL
Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate

We don't have that problem down here, our heating runs off the air conditioning system.

Sep 23, 2012 02:53 PM #7
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

While the guys are checking out the furnace, have them check the water heater, Stove and any other appliance that may be using any kind of a liquid or gas fuel.

Sep 23, 2012 05:14 PM #8
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Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
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Timely advice.  You are also right...it needs to be done professionaly to be safe.

Sep 24, 2012 06:35 AM #9
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
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My furnace guy just left thanks to your reminder. Have a nice weekend.

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