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Tips on Preventing HVAC-Related Carbon Monoxide Leaks

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Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless gas that’s emitted when fuel burns. Outside, you inhale small amounts of this gas every time you pass by a car with its engine turned on. There’s nothing to worry about when you encounter CO outdoors, but it can be dangerous for you and your family when it gets concentrated indoors.  

Read on for tips on how to prevent HVAC-related carbon monoxide leaks from a local air conditioning repair company

Make sure your furnace is installed correctly. Your furnace can experience difficulty venting carbon monoxide if your blower motor wasn’t installed properly. When it comes to the service and replacement of your furnace, it pays to invest in a reputable contractor. With a properly-installed furnace, you’ll save on costly repairs and have peace of mind knowing that the equipment is safe to use.

Get yearly furnace inspections. By having your furnace checked regularly, you can ensure that your equipment is in good shape. HVAC contractors usually have a tool that detects CO in your home. Two of the most common sources of CO leaks found during inspections include dirty components and cracked heat exchangers. Routine maintenance and inspections will not only prolong the life of your equipment but will also help keep the occupants of your home safe. 

Install carbon monoxide detectors in your home. It’s not easy to determine if you have CO inside your home since it’s colorless and odorless. Most people only become aware of it when it has built up indoors. With carbon monoxide detectors, you’ll know if high levels of carbon monoxide are present in your home. 

For your HVAC installation, repair and maintenance needs, turn to Shackelford Heating & Cooling. We’re a leading provider of quality heating and cooling services. Call us at (608) 530-0667 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service.


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