During the winter, even in Vegas, we find ourselves turning on that furnace to keep us warm throughout those few cold months. Many people find that the longer they live here, the more they rely on those heaters since our blood starts to get so thin. It is important that every time you turn on that furnace, you know that it isn’t causing a carbon monoxide problem in your home. This gas can be deadly if you aren’t careful, so it is important you know how to avoid a carbon monoxide problem in your home. Hal Mechanical is here to share some tips to help you test your home for carbon monoxide so you can rest easy knowing your home is safe.
What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be deadly if you inhale large amounts of it. The biggest problem is, you often don’t know that you are breathing it in since it is such a silent killer. Many people with a carbon monoxide problem won’t even realize they have the problem and confuse the symptoms with other illnesses that aren’t dangerous. Carbon monoxide is produced anytime a fossil fuel is burned in your furnace. Your furnace is designed to keep carbon monoxide from getting into the air in your home, but when there is a crack in the heat exchanger, you can have a leak which can be a deadly problem.
Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
It is important you don’t completely ignore the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you have several of the symptoms listed below and your furnace is older, it may be a carbon monoxide issue that is causing you to feel sick.
– Shortness of Breath
– Blurred Vision
– Loss of Consciousness
How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
If you have a garage or a fuel burning heater like a furnace in your home, you are required to have a carbon monoxide detector in there as well. This will safeguard you from carbon monoxide poisoning. It is important to note that these detectors shouldn’t be installed and then never touched again. It is important that you check the batteries regularly and run a test to ensure they are working properly to keep you safe. You should be replacing your carbon monoxide detectors completely every 5 years.
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Another way you can safeguard you and those you love from carbon monoxide poisoning is to have regular maintenance performed on your furnace by the experts at Hal Mechanical. We will run a test on your furnace to ensure it is working properly and give it a thorough inspection to make sure there aren’t any cracks that could cause carbon monoxide to leak into the air you breathe. We have a team of highly trained technicians that will work diligently to keep your family safe from this deadly gas. Call us today!