When too much CO is in the air, your body replaces the oxygen in your red blood cells with carbon monoxide leading to severe tissue damage and even death. This poisonous gas sneakily finds its way into your home in a number of ways, but you can protect yourself and your family from CO poisoning.
Regular Furnace Inspections
Most heating equipment is designed to prevent the release of CO, but over time sensors eventually degrade. Having the heating professionals at Affordable Service regularly evaluate your furnace is the best thing you can do to ensure it’s working properly and prevent carbon monoxide from permeating the air in your home.
Install a Carbon Monoxide detector
Because it is odorless, tasteless and colorless, it is known as the “silent killer”. Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning would then require detecting its presence before it affects you, your family or your pets. Carbon monoxide detectors sound an alarm when they sense the amount of carbon monoxide has reached a certain limit. If your carbon monoxide detector goes off, open all doors and windows to air out your home, and then head outside and call our heating repair specialists.
Call Affordable Service to evaluate your furnace or other fuel burning appliances so you and your loved ones can stay safe and warm this winter!