It’s home heating season, which means homeowners should be on high alert against carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is produced anytime fuel is consumed, and it can be deadly to humans and pets.
Carbon monoxide leaks from household furnaces, boilers, water heaters and other household appliances are rare, but such leaks are leading causes of carbon monoxide poisoning. This is because carbon monoxide leaks are difficult to detect without special alarms, and homeowners may only become aware of a leak when they begin experiencing symptoms.
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As the leaves begin to turn colors and the sweaters come out of storage, you may be trying to hold off on firing up the furnace to save money. It’s one of the mildest times of the year throughout much of North America, after all. But this window of just-right weather is good for more than just savings -- it’s also your last chance to get your furnace tuned-up for winter.
Your furnace might be ol’ faithful, but if you’re not giving it regular maintenance, don’t expect that to last. Just like your car needs the occasional oil change, your furnace needs a thorough inspection, cleaning and adjustment once per year.
An Ounce of Prevention is worth a pound of cure!
One of the smartest reasons to tune-up your furnace is that it gives a trained HVAC technician the opportunity to find and fix small problems before they progress into big ones. There are all sorts of early warning signs that are only detectable to the trained eye, and many of those won’t immediately present themselves to homeowners in the form of noises, odors or poor heating performance.
A multi-point inspection is almost always included with a furnace tune-up, but it’s a good idea to confirm with your technician the exact checklist of steps included in your service
FIEDPIECE: CO EXPOSURE EFFECTS NOTE;
IT'S NOT TOO LATE FOR A FURNACE TUNE UP
PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
Stop Leaks Before They Start
The best way to prevent carbon monoxide leaks is to have your HVAC system inspected and maintained every year. Small problems, like hairline cracks or soot in your heat exchanger, dirt/fuzz arround the burner areas can be detected with our sensitive instruments or visual inspection. Just to clarify a cracked heat exchanger will require a new furnace.
If you’re overdue for a furnace inspection, call Rick at 408-781-6700
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CO Exposure Effects Note: Effects can vary significantly depending on age, sex, weight, and overall health.
9 ppm Minimal. Max allowable concentration for eight hours (EPA and ASHRAE).
35 ppm Max for continuous exposure for one hour (EPA and ASHRAE).
50 ppm Max for eight hours (OSHA).
100 ppm Trips installed CO detectors. UL2034 specifies a max exposure of 100 min.
200ppm In two to three hours: slight headache, tiredness, dizziness, nausea. UL2034 specifies a max exposure of 35 min.
400 ppm In one or two hours: frontal headaches. In three hours: life threatening. UL2034 specifies a max exposure of 15 minutes.
800 ppm In forty five minutes: dizziness, nausea, and convulsions.
800 ppm In two to three hours: death.
1600 ppm In one hour: death.
6400 ppm In fifteen minutes: death.
12800 ppm In three minutes: death.
Repairs and Service of Heating & Air Conditioning Systems, Located in San Jose, California
At Rick Schaumann Heating and Air Conditioning we work on Residential and small Commercial Heating & Air Conditioning Systems, Repairs, Service, and Installation on most brands. Some of the brands we work on are York, Coleman, Carrier, Payne, Bryant, Day & Night, Amana, Trane, American Standard, Rheem , Rudd and more. If you are looking for a Schaumann you found one, if you wanted a new Furnace or Air Conditioner or Heating Replacement, or HVAC Equipment Installed, in San Jose, Campbell, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Saratoga, and more in the South Bay Area, California then
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Rick Schaumann Heating & Air Conditioning Company is located in San Jose serving the southern bay area. We have been in business since 1984.
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Without regular maintenance the life span of most HVAC equipment is approximately seven years. Let the experts at Rick Schaumann Heating and Air Conditioning change that by calling us for an appointment now!
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Picture to the right shows the mobile carbon monoxide detector that I use. On this day the customer's fireplace was the culprit. It was above 40partical per million. Personally I get a headache at 2ppm I've tested this when in traffic behind some vehicle with a problem. Normally it reads 0ppm when it is safe.