Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
This year’s heating season is almost here, which means that for the next few months, your house will rely heavily on the furnace for comfortable temperatures inside. Most furnaces are gas burning, which means that they produce carbon monoxide. If a leak develops in your furnace, that carbon monoxide can release into the air inside your home. Therefore, you must take proper precautions and keep your system in check to prevent harmful buildup and leaks.
Here are a few things you can do to keep your home safe from harmful carbon monoxide leaks:
- Perform Annual Maintenance: Fall maintenance might seem like an inconvenience, but it is a critical safety check for your home’s heating system. A technician comes to your home to ensure your furnace is clean, efficient, and safe. Your technician can catch potential leaks and fix them too.
- Change the Filter: The air filter in your furnace plays a critical role. A dirty filter clogs the system, which forces a backup of airflow. Change your filter frequently throughout the season. It could be monthly depending on the type of furnace filter you use and the occupants in your home. Families with pets may require more frequent checks of their furnace filters.
- Proper Installation: Furnace installation is complex. When the blower motor or ductwork is installed incorrectly, it allows carbon monoxide buildup to re-enter back into your house. That is why it is important to hire a trusted, experienced company like Comfort Solutions HVAC for your new furnace installation.
- Use Carbon Monoxide Detectors: As an essential safety measure, install carbon monoxide detectors throughout each level of your home. CO is an odorless, colorless gas; therefore, the only way to detect high levels is to use a detector. Install a unit on each floor of your home to catch heightened levels.
Make sure your home’s comfort systems are safe for winter and free of carbon monoxide hazards by having the technicians from Comfort Solutions HVAC do a winter inspection and tune-up.
Schedule your appointment today and ask our team about any concerns you have with carbon monoxide in your home. Request an estimate for winter maintenance or call us at 610-438-9300 to schedule an appointment.