When it comes to the safety of you and your family, learning what can cause a potential accident is the best way to prevent something bad from happening. Carbon monoxide is an incredibly dangerous gas, killing approximately 500 people in the United States every year. Fighting an odorless and colorless gas might seem impossible, but knowing how you can prevent leaks is the first step to protecting your home.
If you are concerned you might be dealing with a carbon monoxide leak in your home - call right away for an inspection.
Your air conditioner cannot produce carbon monoxide.
Most homes are equipped with electric AC units and, since carbon monoxide is produced by fuel-burning devices, they are not able to emit CO into your home. There are, however, other ways for carbon monoxide to be leaked into your home.
Even though your AC might be safe, a poorly installed or malfunctioning heating unit can emit dangerous carbon monoxide. This includes your heater, furnace, stove, water heater, or other fuel-burning appliances. Whether gas, charcoal, or woodburning, any appliance or tool that burns fuel can potentially leak CO into your home. Because of this, it is essential to watch your heating units closely and request professional services when things seem off.
If left alone, CO leaks can cause serious bodily harm or even death. Knowing the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning can help you better determine if you should take action.
Signs of CO poisoning include:
If you are experiencing these symptoms, it would be in your best interest to schedule a heating maintenance service as soon as you are able. Even if your symptoms aren’t a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
For more information on HVAC unit safety or to schedule a maintenance service, contact Quick Solutions Air Conditioning & Heating today.
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