One of the biggest reasons to choose reputable HVAC installation contractors is safety. Improperly-installed heating systems such as boilers and furnaces can be prone to a number of problems, including carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, tasteless, colorless gas that’s impossible to detect without special equipment. Normally, this gas is vented outside your home. Sometimes, however, it can leak into your circulating air and harm you and your family.
Let our HVAC specialists at A-1 Comfort Care explain some of the important points you need to know about carbon monoxide and how you can protect your home against it.The Dangers of CO
Our bodies aren’t designed to process CO, so when the gas is inhaled, it takes up the space that’s usually occupied by normal oxygen. This leads to respiratory troubles and other related conditions. CO leaks can be detected by heating and air conditioning repair services that can also determine if there are any clogged flues or exhaust channels that could be redirecting the gas back into your home.Preventing CO Leakage
Make sure to clean out your chimney regularly. Chimneys normally allow CO gas to move upward and out of your home, but excess soot and other debris can block this flow, forcing the gas to re-enter your home instead. You should also have your heating system routinely inspected to detect any potential problems with your CO levels, particularly if it uses fuel to operate.CO Safety
Ask your local residential HVAC services provider for a carbon monoxide detector that can provide you with an early warning of CO leaks. If you suspect that your home has high CO levels, leave your home immediately and call 911. Common symptoms of CO poisoning are dizziness, lightheadedness and disorientation.
Keep your home and family safe from carbon monoxide problems with A-1 Comfort Care, your trusted HVAC company. Give us a call at (732) 578-0379 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation today. We serve homeowners in Wall and Freehold, NJ.