Carbon monoxide is serious stuff. And whenever there is gas heat or appliances in a home, there’s always the potential of a serious carbon monoxide leak. That’s why Reliant Air Conditioning is here with a simple checklist when it comes to carbon monoxide safety and the cooler months ahead. Ready? Here’s what’s up:
What You Need: An Operational Carbon Monoxide Detector
You’ll want these near every last bedroom in your home, then you’ll want a backup detector for the ones that you’ve already installed. You can’t be overly cautious when it comes to carbon monoxide detection, people. During your fall tune-up, our expert technician will help ensure that you have enough detectors in your home, that they’re installed in the best possible locations, and to walk you through their maintenance and operation.
What You Need: A Fall Tune-Up
When it’s time for that furnace to kick on, you’ll want a technician and a tune-up to make sure that carbon monoxide gas isn’t coming out. Carbon monoxide is a by-product of the combustion process, and it is incredibly deadly. You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, and you often won’t notice it until you begin to suffer physical symptoms. And it’s not pretty, folks. That’s why we tout a fall tune-up as the most important precautionary step to prevent finding yourself in a potentially dangerous situation. And if you aren’t going to take it from us, take it from the CDC; they officially recommend a fall furnace inspection each year. Check out their fact sheet HERE.
What You Need: Common Sense
If you begin to notice physical symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, suspect a gas leak, or literally anything, anything at all that raises the alarm (especially if you actually have a raised alarm), use common sense and get out of your house. Call 911 immediately. You can find a detailed list of carbon monoxide poisoning by clicking HERE.
We take our jobs seriously around here at Reliant Air Conditioning. We’re the company for HVAC service Fort Worth and Dallas choose time and time again because we’re dependable, we’re fair, and we don’t partake in misleading gimmicks. So call two other companies, then give us a call. You’ll be glad you did.