Furnace Service and Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

October 19, 2015

Cooler months in Mobile are near. In fact, the months of October through February have a track record of carbon monoxide safety concerns with 68 percent of carbon monoxide related deaths caused by home appliances occurring in the course of those months. To understand the safety of your home, set up an annual furnace service now, before the middle of winter arrives.

According to a new survey from Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning, 94 percent of homeowners understand that their furnace could discharge deadly carbon monoxide gas, but over half don't do anything to stop it from occurring.

“Carbon monoxide is a colorless odorless gas that can be surprisingly harmful,” says Dr. Lance Broy. “Initial symptoms can be confused for the flu – you can have nausea and fatigue but actually can progress and cause organ damage or even death.”

Any appliance in your home that consumes fuels like gas, oil, or wood – such as furnaces, water heaters, fireplaces or clothes dryers – has the ability to release carbon monoxide if the system is not running correctly or if it wasn’t installed the right way.

Your annual furnace service company can help identify any troubling problems. When you have furnace service completed, your technician should:

  • Be sure that your furnace isn’t emitting carbon monoxide
  • Look for any other weird things that may compromise your safety
  • Help you find any additional areas where you may want to think about adding a carbon monoxide detector
  • Tune-up your system so that you know your equipment is operating at its top efficiency, helping give you peace-of-mind that you’re in a great spot to potentially save money this winter

It’s important to know that many furnace manufacturers could require annual furnace service to keep your system under their warranty. That’s where the experts at Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help. We’re here to help you have not only a comfortable home, but more importantly, a safe one. Give us a call at or set up an appointment with us online to learn more about carbon monoxide safety as we head in to the winter months.

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