While today’s heating and cooling systems are engineered for maximum safety and reliability, it’s still a good idea to be aware of HVAC danger signs. Furnaces and air conditioners incorporate a number of potentially dangerous elements such as flammable natural gas, high operating temperatures, pressurized refrigerant, toxic exhaust fumes and high-voltage electricity, all of which […]
Because it’s the heating season, potential winter HVAC safety hazards are a timely topic to keep in mind as your furnace keeps you comfortable. Natural gas is the most common heating fuel utilized in our region. Even though gas furnaces have an excellent record for safe operation, it’s a good idea to be aware of […]
Every year, accidental carbon monoxide poisoning kills an average of 430 Americans and sends 20,000 more to an emergency room or hospital. Colorless, odorless, and tasteless, carbon monoxide (CO) is produced by common sources such as gas-fired furnaces and appliances, exhaust from automobiles and other internal-combustion devices, and even wood-burning fireplaces. Slightly heavier than air, […]
Exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) gas is potentially deadly, but because this gas is odorless and colorless, you need a carbon monoxide detector to know it’s there. Just putting up a detector somewhere isn’t enough, though. These devices must be correctly installed to protect you year round, particularly in the chilly Dayton winters when you’re […]
A safety precaution that’s crucial this time of year is checking that your carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.
Garage ventilation is important today, when garages are usually kept closed for security and only opened to drive a vehicle in or out.
Carbon monoxide detectors are always on guard against the presence of the dangerous gas, and it’s important to check your detectors regularly to make sure they’re operating properly. Carbon monoxide (CO) is the most common cause of poisoning deaths in the developed world, so don’t take chances when it comes to CO safety in your […]
You might be surprised to find out that the air inside your home is likely dirtier than the air outside – and potentially much more polluted. Poor indoor air quality can threaten your family’s health and compromise quality of life. This is why improving indoor air quality should be a priority in every household.
Take a deep breath. How confident are you that your indoor air is clean and safe to inhale? Unless you’re sure that your ductwork is sealed and intact, you and your family could be breathing air pollution on a daily basis. Leaky ducts have been known to lead to poor indoor air quality that can significantly […]
Even though temperatures have warmed, testing carbon monoxide detectors is still an important home maintenance chore because carbon monoxide (CO) gas is a year-round hazard. CO detectors are your only defense against this highly toxic gas. CO has no smell, taste or color, and if the detectors don’t alert you to a buildup, you are vulnerable to […]