It hasn’t exactly been freezing cold outside lately, despite the drop in nighttime temperatures. But winter isn’t all that far off and soon enough we’ll be using our gas-powered heaters on a regular basis.
Gas-powered furnaces that aren’t properly maintained will begin to function less efficiently than those that are routinely maintained each year. What’s worse than that, however, is if a furnace goes uninspected for too long, it can actually expose your home and family to dangerous health risks.
Carbon Monoxide Leaks
Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas. In other words, it’s not as easy for the average homeowner to detect—whereas a gas leak would emit an awful smell. Most likely, you would never be able to detect a carbon monoxide leak on your own. Carbon monoxide testers are of course recommended, however you should never 100% rely on a device as important as this.
The Cause of These Leaks
Your furnace includes a component called the heat exchanger, which contains the byproducts of gas heating. This component is sturdy, however it could develop a crack over time, which is where carbon monoxide is able to trickle in.
As stated above, while it is important to have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home, they can’t be 100% relied upon. It’s important to hire qualified technicians, such as our team, to conduct professional carbon monoxide leak detection services.
The Comfy HVAC Home Health Audit
In addition to providing professional carbon monoxide leak detection in all gas appliances, when you schedule a home health audit with our team, you’ll also receive:
- Airflow Analysis
- Duct Testing and Inspection
- Equipment and Appliance Inspection and Testing
- Filter Inspection
- Humidity Testing
- Smoke Detector Testing
To schedule a home health audit with one of the most trusted companies in the Newark, CA, contact Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. today.