After a summer that was packed with unprecedented high temperatures, west Texans can finally see an end to the brutal heat coming. If you are counting down the days until fall and hoping that the 100-degree temperatures are on their way out for the year, you may be thinking about the first time you are going to get to run your heater, make sure that your heater and your house are prepared for the winter. It is important to make sure that your heater is not leaking carbon monoxide before you run it all winter. Carbon monoxide is potentially deadly when left unchecked, and it may take time for you to notice symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Extreme Heating & AC in Lubbock, Texas, offers heater checks to ensure that your unit isn’t leaking carbon monoxide before winter begins.
If you have an older furnace or unit, it is more prone to having a problem with carbon monoxide than a newer unit. Extreme Heating & AC in Lubbock uses a metering device to measure carbon monoxide around your unit. Older units may be prone to cracking or rusting, which may allow carbon monoxide to leak into the air flow. Even if you have working carbon monoxide detectors, you should still get your unit checked in order to ensure that your detectors are working correctly. Additionally, if your detectors are mounted high on your wall or ceiling, they will not read correctly. Extreme Heating & AC will measure low around your electrical outlets. Extreme Heating & AC will also check your burner compartment for proper flame and your filters for proper airflow.
Call Extreme Heating & AC to book your heater and carbon monoxide inspection before winter. If you think you may be experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning (symptoms include shortness of breath, nausea, weakness, vomiting, blurry vision, dull headache, dizziness, confusion, and blacking out) get into fresh air immediately and seek emergency medical care. Additionally, get in touch with Extreme Heating & AC, and we will help resolve the carbon monoxide leak in your home.