Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention with Furnace Tune-Up
Furnace Tune-Up for Only $149
- 10-Point furnace maintenance checkup. Test carbon monoxide levels.
- Check filter, furnace operation cycle, safety controls, heat exchanger.
- Check thermostat operation. Lubricate moving parts.
Recent news in has brought the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning into everyone’s minds these days. A couple from the Twin Cities almost died when carbon monoxide levels in their home rose. The source of the deadly gas was the old furnace in their recently purchased home.
What Causes Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon Monoxide is a product of incomplete combustion. It is a colorless, odorless gas that is heavier than air. It is highly poisonous and acts by replacing oxygen in the bloodstream when it is breathed. The initial symptoms can include a red face, headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea and dizziness. More severe symptoms include mental confusion, vomiting and loss of muscular coordination. If these are not noticed, as is often the case when sleeping, coma and death can follow.
Is Your Furnace Defective?
In Minnesota, defective furnaces are the most common sources of this deadly poisoning. It’s critical that all Minneapolis St. Paul homeowners make certain that their forced-air natural gas furnaces are functioning properly. But, even a recently inspected furnace can develop problems without notice. Here are two ways you can protect your family from this threat.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Every Minnesota home should be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors. One should be installed near the entrance to each bedroom in the home. Others should be installed in the basement, and in frequently used rooms.
Carbon Monoxide detectors are available in all hardware and building supply stores. They’re easy to install, and are battery operated. If your home isn’t equipped with these life-saving devices, or if you need to install more, purchase and install as many as are required. Follow the instructions included with the detector, and change batteries on the schedule recommended by the device. Test your alarms regularly to make sure they function properly. The alarms have a replacement age recommended by manufacturers and they should be replaced properly for safety and peace of mind.
Furnace Inspection and Tune-Up
When was your furnace last inspected? Experts recommend an annual inspection, just before the heating season begins. An inspection will detect incomplete combustion, the source of carbon monoxide, as well as proper venting. When you purchase a new home, the heating inspection is essential. If you have an older furnace or boiler in your home, inspections are even more critical. If your furnace wasn’t inspected this year before the heating season began, it’s not too late. Have it checked up now, for the sake of your family’s safety.
Expert Heating Service Technicians
Our Minnesota home heating company has a team of expert heating service technicians. Call us today to have your furnace checked up and cleaned. If the technician finds problems, they can repair any brand and model of furnace on the spot, including Carrier, Lennox, Trane, Rheem, Ruud, Bryant, Goodman, Payne, Tempstar, American Standard, Armstrong and more. Your family’s health and safety are too valuable to risk. Our service area covers the entire 7-county metro, from Edina, Richfield, Eden Prairie and Minnetonka to St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Hopkins and Plymouth, and from Roseville, Shoreview, Blaine and Coon Rapids to Egan, Burnsville, Lakeville and Mendota Heights.