How To Prevent Carbon Monoxide Leaks in Your Heater
Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless and colorless gas that sends over 50,000 people a year to the emergency room. If you have a gas furnace in your home, it’s critically important to ensure it’s not leaking carbon monoxide. There are a few ways you can prevent carbon monoxide from poisoning your family.
Replace the Furnace’s Air Filter
If your furnace’s air filter becomes clogged, it can result in carbon monoxide leaking into your home. A clogged filter causes airflow problems. You should inspect the filter every four weeks or so and replace it when it’s dirty.
Schedule Annual Furnace Maintenance
Your furnace needs to be tuned up by an experienced technician every fall. The technician will thoroughly inspect your furnace for issues, such as a cracked heat exchanger or a leaking gas pipe. Other benefits include increased efficiency and a longer life for your furnace.
Air Comfort of KY in Louisville, KY has experienced technicians who can tune up any make and model of furnace. Our maintenance service will provide you with peace of mind that your furnace is operating safely.
Clean Vents and Flues
Your furnace has vents and flues that expel carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases out of your home. If these vents become blocked, gas will back up into your home. Clear away ice if it forms over your furnace’s vents in the winter. A technician will inspect the flue for dirt and debris during a tune-up.
Install and Test Carbon Monoxide Detectors
You should have a carbon monoxide detector installed on each floor of your home. These will alert you if this gas is present in your home. Test them once a month to make sure they’re functioning and replace their batteries once a year.
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