How to Avoid the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Leaks from your Furnace
January 31, 2020
Below are some steps you can take to prevent carbon monoxide leaks in your furnace:
Get annual maintenance on your furnace. The number one thing you can do to prevent CO leaks from your furnace is to get annual maintenance. During annual maintenance, your technician will perform a number of preventative measures, including a full-system cleaning and an inspection during which we will identify and fix any potential problems with your unit. We provide an annual maintenance program that includes a Winter and Spring checkup. For more information on joining our maintenance program please call our office at 281-998-2665.
Change your air filter regularly. One cause of carbon monoxide leaks is a backup of airflow to your heating system. To prevent this, make sure that you keep up with your filter changes throughout the heating season so that your furnace can breathe easy.
Ensure your furnace was installed properly. If your blower motor was installed incorrectly or your ductwork was improperly designed, your furnace could develop problems with venting carbon monoxide. Always work with a trusted, qualified professional like Brown when you are having your heating system serviced or installed.
Install carbon monoxide detectors. Because carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas, many people don’t even know when it has built up in their home. CO detectors will warn you of high levels of carbon monoxide before it’s too late. We keep CO detectors on our trucks and are able to install them for you.
If you have any questions about carbon monoxide from your furnace, or if you’d like a heating system serviced or installed in your home, contact Brown Air and Heat.