A heating contractor will able to provide you with advice on how you can avoid heating safety hazards this season. After all, having a highly effective heating system is one thing. But it’s entirely another to have a heating system that works effectively and safely. Though you may think comfort this winter is guaranteed just by turning on the system, you need to take a few extra steps in ensuring that system isn’t putting your safety at risk. While you are already well-aware that your heating system, if not properly maintained, risks causing a home heating fire, you also need to be aware of the threat of carbon monoxide.
While it’s not uncommon for gas furnaces to begin emitting harmful gasses when they malfunction, these gases will put the well-being of your family in grave danger. Carbon monoxide is particularly deadly, and what makes matters even worse is that it’s odorless. It can seep into your home without you even having a clue, which is especially true if your home is not equipped with a carbon monoxide detector. Once exposed, members of your household may start exhibiting symptoms dizziness, headaches, nausea, and even a loss of consciousness. When you consider that an average of 400 Americans die of accidental CO poisoning each year, you need to take every step necessary in ensuring you stay far away from this hard as much as possible.
WHY YOU SHOULD CALL JOSEPH GIANNONE PLUMBING, HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
Fortunately, you can guarantee safe, effective heating in your home with help from Stallion Plumbing, Heating & Conditioning. Our team of licensed, fully-trained heating contractors will ensure you stay warm and safe throughout the entire season. If we need to make an installation, you can count on us to install a new system with the utmost technical precision so it will work hazard-free. If it is furnace repair, our work is durable and long-lasting so you won’t have to worry about making another service call ever again. Since we will make sure your heating system works safely, you won’t have to worry about making a service call for furnace replacement in the near future. Considering the average price of a gas furnace is closer $4,000, our work goes a long way in helping you avoid significant money loss. Above all else, making a quick service call to our contractors is the best way to ensure your relaxation this winter. When the weather is already blisteringly cold, you don’t want to be bothered by heating problems, so why not give us a call to ensure a stress-free season?
7 WAYS TO PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE
You may not be a licensed heating contractor, but you can still ensure your home remains free of harmful gases by following these 7 helpful tips:
- Install a carbon monoxide detector: First and foremost, you need to install a carbon monoxide detector if you have yet to do so. This device should be plugged into an outlet and will make a shrill noise once it detects any gas. This will then give you time to evacuate your home and lead your family to safety.
- Call for annual furnace maintenance: You should call us for furnace maintenance once a year, ideally right before winter starts. We can inspect your furnace down to the last detail, even the smaller, hard-to-find parts of your heating system.
- Call for an annual chimney sweep: Creosote and other debris in your chimney can prevent carbon monoxide and other combustion gases from properly exiting your home. A good chimney sweep can help keep your chimney clean and safe.
- Do not use charcoal grills or portable gas stove indoors: You should avoiding using charcoal grills or portable gas stoves inside your home. While that advice may sound obvious, you’ll be surprised to learn how many homeowners think this is an okay thing to do. If they are used indoors, and since they lack a venting system, carbon monoxide will accumulate in your home quickly and immediately put your safety at risk.
- Look for a yellow flame in the pilot light: The pilot light on your furnace should always be blue, as it will indicate a steady balance of gases within the system. However, you should call for help immediately when you notice the light turn yellow, as it will indicate the presence of carbon monoxide.
- Only install a heating system approved by a national testing agency: For any gas appliance you buy, especially if it’s a new heating system, you want to make sure it has a seal of approval from a national testing agency, such as the Consumer Safety Product Commission, so you’ll know it offers guaranteed protection from hazards.
- Make sure gas appliances are vented properly: If you do add a new gas appliance to your home, please ask one of our technicians how the appliance is vented. If your system is not vented properly, gas leaks may become more likely, so it’s always to better to seek insight from a licensed heating technician.
ENSURE YOUR HOME’S SAFETY AND SCHEDULE A HEATING SERVICE WITH A HEATING CONTRACTOR AT JOSEPH GIANNONE PLUMBING, HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING TODAY
Contact Stallion Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today if you want to avoid carbon monoxide exposure thanks to help from our heating contractor!