Carbon Monoxide and Your Furnace

Carbon Monoxide

With the heating season upon us, it’s a great time to consider a furnace inspection, if for no other reason than to ensure that what you can’t see doesn’t cause damage to you and your loved ones.

We’re not here to strike fear about carbon monoxide, but it’s now recognized widely that an annual heating system inspection can help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in your home.

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the National Fire Protection Association, and the American Lung Association are some of the organizations that now encourage regular maintenance of home heating systems and their chimneys in order to keep carbon monoxide out of your home.

A well tuned furnace connected to a venting system or flue that is correctly-sized, structurally sound, clean and free of blockages, will operate efficiently and produce a warm and comfortable home. It’s when the venting system or the system itself has issues, you need to be prepared for this invisible intruder.

Carbon Monoxide – An Invisible Invader

Carbon Monoxide is able to invade our living spaces and cause a variety of health problems when able to go unnoticed. Having a properly installed carbon monoxide detector in your home is a good way of knowing if carbon monoxide is actually accumulating, and whether your loved ones are at risk.

While older or poorly maintained gas furnaces and other older heating appliances are common sources of carbon monoxide, newer heating appliances and new gas furnaces that are improperly installed can cause carbon monoxide problems.

If you are concerned about the potential of carbon monoxide in your home, or simply want the peace of mind in knowing that your heating system is working properly, CZ Heating is always here to help.

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