Of all the inherent dangers that come with homeownership, carbon monoxide can be one of the most dangerous of all. In fact, the CDC estimates an average of 50,000 emergency room visits each year stem from carbon monoxide poisoning, with more than 430 deaths in addition. So, what’s the best way to avoid this dangerous gas? Be informed about carbon monoxide and get periodic carbon monoxide testing.
Where Does Carbon Monoxide Come From?
Carbon monoxide is a naturally-occurring gas that is produced in much higher amounts as a byproduct of combustion. This means that anytime something burns, like with the controlled burn of natural gas or oil in your home’s heater, carbon monoxide is produced in elevated amounts.
HVAC System CO Control
Every home heating system that burns fuel for heat energy is designed to vent its resulting CO out of the home. This is done via a series of components including ducts, fans, and other means. Unfortunately, like any mechanical system, this series of parts can fail or even be improperly installed to begin with. Herein lies the importance of home carbon monoxide testing.
Periodic home CO testing is the best way to avoid the dangerous health risks associated with home carbon monoxide leaks. By having testing done, you find out the exact carbon monoxide levels in your home and whether or not they fall within the safe threshold. If they are at unsafe levels, you can then avoid gradual or eventual rapid poisoning through a system check to find out where it’s coming from and fix it.
When it comes to carbon monoxide, not getting periodic home testing done is a huge risk. Your number-one Plano-area heating and air service providers here at Robert & Sons A/C & Heating, LLC can quickly get you set up for testing so that you can be assured that you’re not at serious risk. In addition to CO testing, we also provide the full range of HVAC services, system check-ups, tune-ups, coolant recharges, and even indoor air quality and insulation services. Give us a call day or night, and no matter the time, we’ll get it done right.