The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) sets the maximum recommended exposure to carbon monoxide at as little as 9 PPM (parts per million), while OSHA sets its level at 50 PPM over an eight-hour workday. However, there is no safe level of exposure to Carbon Monoxide (CO). “Every … Continued
Would you drive your car without ever changing the oil? Probably not. Just like your car, home heating systems such as furnaces, boilers, water heaters, heat pumps, and on-demand units require annual preventative maintenance to deliver the comfort and safety you deserve. There are several reasons to have annual preventative maintenance performed by a licensed … Continued
Do you know some of the most common signs of impending heating or cooling system failure? Homeowners really ought to be aware that the following seven symptoms can lead to water damage, deadly carbon monoxide leaks, a loss of heat or air conditioning on the most uncomfortable days, and increased expenses, just to name … Continued
Comfort isn’t the only reason why homeowners need to have annual maintenance done on their heating system. Safety is also a prime concern! Learn why in less than two minutes!
Indoor air quality is one of the Top 5 Environmental Risks to public health, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s great to have your home sealed tight to save energy and be insulated from the weather, however this can sometimes lead to problems in indoor air quality. Most household dust contains dust mites, mold, mildew, … Continued
Over 20,000 people are sickened by Carbon Monoxide poisoning every year! Learn one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from this potentially deadly threat. For a more in-depth look at Carbon Monoxide poisoning, please read our Exposing the Silent Killer series.
No one likes hearing that their furnace has been condemned due to safety and health concerns, and that it has to be replaced. Getting this news is stressful and inconvenient, to say the least, but unfortunately it does happen. There’s a very good reason why state law makes condemning a furnace an HVAC company’s responsibility. … Continued
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we explained that “Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that’s produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. Products and equipment powered by internal combustion engines such as portable generators, cars, lawn … Continued
Last week we talked about some pretty sobering statistics regarding Carbon Monoxide poisoning, which according to a 2012 report by the National Fire Protection Association, more than 81,100 non-fire CO incidents were reported to U.S. Fire Departments in 2011, and more than 90% occurred in homes or apartments.” Many homeowners are unaware that the retail … Continued
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is known as the “silent killer,” and according to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, “every year 600 Americans die due to accidental acute Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Over 20,000 are made ill and treated” for carbon monoxide poisoning. Those are shockingly high numbers for something that’s usually preventable. Unfortunately, sometimes it … Continued