THE SILENT KILLER
This sneaky, toxic gas better known as CARBON MONOXIDE finds its way into your home through a wide range of seemingly harmless sources.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that is near impossible to identify without a proper detector. It is caused by fuels not burning completely, including wood, gasoline, coal, propane, natural gas, gasoline, and heating oil. This unburned fuel can come from anything from clothes dryers, water heaters, and ovens to ranges, a fire-burning fireplace, or a car left running in a closed garage.
When carbon monoxide passes through the lungs, it enters the red blood cells and binds to hemoglobin in the same place as oxygen. This process starves the body of oxygen. Difficult to detect but can cause great harm hence the term “SILENT KILLER”
Clues you may have Carbon Monoxide emitting into your space.
We must be educated about “The Silent Killer”. Prolonged exposure to low levels of carbon monoxide can still cause people to experience symptoms of headaches, fatigue and nausea. So if people are complaining of these symptoms you must gather everyone immediately and get to fresh air.
Since the most common source of most carbon monoxide leaks is your Heating & Air-Conditioning system. Having an annual inspection of your HVAC equipment should be at the top of your list to protect you and your loved ones.
RHEACO SERVICE performs annual and semi-annual maintenance inspections to make sure you are safe as well as giving your system a proficient tune up to keep it operating at peak performance.
Your ventilation system (Ductwork / flue pipes) is designed to move the deadly gases out of your building / home, but can get clogged by dust and debris as well as blockages can be caused by insects, birds or a rodents nests. Regular inspection, cleaning of vents and flues are one of the most helpful HVAC safety tips that can prevent a potential disaster.
BONUS: Preventative Maintenance also prevents BREAKDOWNS causing EMERGENCY CALLS and Preventative Maintenance will also help reduce your ENERGY BILLS.
Call us today to begin a regular Preventative Maintenance Program. 423-664-9876
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