Am I At Risk For Carbon Monoxide?
We’re in the midst of preventative maintenance season here at Middleton Heat & Air, and one of the most important portions of our fall visits is a routine carbon monoxide check.
If you’ve got gas appliances in your home, this is one incredibly important reason why you want to call on the heating and air professionals here at Middleton to thoroughly inspect your home before the cold months arrive.
How do you know if you are at risk for carbon monoxide? One of our expert technicians explains in our latest video, featured below. Watch and learn!
How does carbon monoxide poisoning occur? Well, for starters, it’s virtually undetectable. It’s odorless, colorless, and responsible for multiple deaths annually – especially during the winter months when gas heat and appliances are primarily in use. According to the Center of Disease Control, carbon monoxide poisoning’s “flu-like” symptoms include headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. And, if you breathe in a lot of it in a short period of time, it can make you pass out before you even realize what is occurring.
Here at Middleton Heat & Air, we believe that there is always the possibility of a risk of a carbon monoxide leak in your home, especially if you don’t take advantage of seasonal maintenance. You’ll want to make sure that you have a fully functional carbon monoxide detector in your home, especially in areas where gas appliances are both installed and used.
A carbon monoxide detector is an absolute must, but one of the best preventative measures you can take is to call on Middleton Heat & Air to perform your fall maintenance check. HVAC system preventative maintenance is essential to protecting your family’s comfort and safety. By signing up for a Maintenance Agreement with Middleton Heat & Air, you can ensure our HVAC technicians will thoroughly check and clean your system twice a year. Don’t hesitate; contact us today!