What Is HVAC Carbon Monoxide?
How to Prevent It?
Every year, thousands of people become ill from carbon monoxide poisoning. What's even more worrisome is that this life-threatening gas is hard to detect. Commonly dubbed “the silent killer” because it’s odorless, tasteless, and colorless. Homeowners can reduce the likelihood of hazardous carbon monoxide exposures by taking prevention steps.
Where does Carbon Monoxide come from?
Most often, HVAC carbon monoxide incidents happen because of a malfunctioning furnace or appliance. This allows gases to enter the home, putting you and your family at risk.
How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Having a fully trained HVAC technician thoroughly inspect your HVAC system is critical when taking prevention steps. Your technician will look for evidence of carbon monoxide build up and offer an appropriate solution.
Here are a few tips on preventing Carbon Monoxide exposure:
• Be sure that your furnace is always properly maintained. This is the most common source of leaks. Have it inspected annually.
• Be sure all appliances are vented properly. This means they should have a vent leading outdoors. This includes flues and chimneys. Properly designed and installed systems are very important.
• Have these flues and vents inspected by a licensed technician as well. Monitoring for any cracks, corrosion, debris in or around them, blockages, or holes is especially important. Do not let time pass with these concerns present.
• Maintain all appliances properly and have them professionally installed. This includes all appliances that use flammable fuels including natural gas, kerosene, wood, or oil.
• Install carbon monoxide detectors in your home. These detectors work much like smoke alarms and they can save your life.
If you are concerned about the risk that you may have a leak or have not had your system inspected previously, call our team for immediate help.
Call Relaxed Heating and Air at (818) 322-0925 to schedule an appointment today!
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