November 24, 2020
Ready or not, cooler weather has arrived in eastern North Carolina. If you’re a Pitt or Beaufort County resident, chances are you’ve had your heat on for a couple of weeks now. In the interest of keeping you cozy and safe this winter, we’ve put together a home heating safety guide full of information to help you get through the cooler weather.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is the invisible, odorless gas by-product of flame combustion. In more simple terms, carbon monoxide is produced whenever a material burns. Although there are easy ways to prevent CO exposure in your home, an estimated 21,000 people visit an emergency room each year due to unintentional CO exposure. Mild symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, fatigue, and chest pain. More serious cases may result in respiratory illness and brain damage.
Here are simple steps you can take to keep your family safe from carbon monoxide this winter.
Finally, the most important steps you can take to preventing carbon monoxide in your home is having your heating system inspected and serviced by a qualified technician each year! An important part of this inspection also includes heat exchanger checks.
At Advance Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide a comprehensive furnace safety check that also evaluates the following components that can affect carbon monoxide exposure.
Your safety is our number one priority this winter! Make sure to schedule your heating system inspection and maintenance – give Advance Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning a call today!