You would think that the furnace kill switch is meant to be one of the simplest and most basic parts of a home’s heating system. In fact, the furnace kill switch is often the most complex part of a home’s heating system because it is the most important part of the entire system. All homeowners should understand this simple process of operation before they put a major investment into a home.
The safety switch is only effective when it is in the off position and the furnace is turned off. A homeowner must learn how to open a home’s furnace manually by turning the control knob to the “on” position. The only time that the heater will turn on automatically is when the switch is pushed to the “off” position. This should be done at least once every hour to maintain the home’s safety system.
The concept of a furnace kill switch is fairly simple, but many homeowners do not understand the mechanics of the system or how to operate it properly. Having a basic understanding of the mechanisms of the home’s heating system will prevent home fires and the need for repairs. If a home has a central heating system, then it is not recommended to have a kill switch. This is because it is very difficult to determine which particular furnace will be turned on and which is off. This causes problems with furnaces that are turned on for less than a minute. In many cases, it is possible to switch the heater to the off position by simply pulling out the plug and turning it off.