The heating season may seem far off, but soon enough you’ll have a cold day when you need to run your heater. And while modern heaters come with a lot of safety features that help to protect you and your home, there are some dangers present with any gas heating system. Even other types of gas appliances can be risky.
The potential for carbon monoxide to seep out into your home is not worth the risk. Carbon monoxide leaks can kill, and you must do what you can to help protect your family. Part of that means having quality heating equipment in your home. You should also schedule annual maintenance visits that include inspections so that you know whether you’re at risk for a leak.
Have Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Place
But you should also have carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home. Each floor of the house should be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors, which can detect a leak much sooner than you could, alerting you to any danger.
In fact, you likely could not detect a carbon monoxide leak on your own. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. It leaks out into a home if your gas appliance is not venting properly, and as a result of incomplete combustion.
Don’t have any carbon monoxide detectors in your home? Not sure whether you have enough? Call local technicians to help you see that you get them where they’re needed and that they are properly wired into place. It’s also important that you know to test the CO detector before the heating season begins and throughout the season.
Before it gets cold, be sure that you have your heater serviced. Quality technicians should test your equipment, check the vent pipes, make adjustments, and clean up the unit so that it runs smoothly, efficiently, and safely.
Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call for heating service in Farmington, NM and let us do it right the first time!