Jun 04 , 2014

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Deadly Gas

When you call Family Air for your yearly heater check-up, the highly qualified, trained, and experienced Tucson HVAC technicians will evaluate your system, identify any problems, and provide you with a detailed estimate prior to beginning any air conditioning and heating repair services. Regular check-ups can ensure that your system is operating at peak performance and can also save you money on your cooling and heating bills. They’ll also check to see whether the heater is emitting a dangerous amount of carbon monoxide.

Check Your Detectors

In addition, for homeowners who have their own carbon monoxide (CO) detectors (available at hardware stores), Family Air’s technicians will check the detector to be sure it’s still doing its job. If not, it’s time for a new one.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is toxic to humans and animals when encountered in higher concentrations. A faulty heater can release CO, with deadly consequences.

Some signs of CO poisoning are headaches, nausea, tiredness, confusion and dizziness. But it’s easy to mistake these symptoms for something else, and by the time they’re noticeable, CO poisoning may be advanced. Better to check your heater and be sure it’s safe.

Time to Change Filters

Family Air’s owner, James Beard, also reminds homeowners to change their heater and cooler filters at least once a month. If filters aren’t changed often enough, the heater can crack – leading to carbon monoxide emission and poor performance.

Complete Check-Up

Family Air’s technicians will go over all parts of your cooler or furnace. They’ll look for shorts, bad wiring, worn parts and anything else that’s wrong. They’ll get it into shape or, if it’s worn out, they’ll help you find a new one.

Be Safe. Call Today

Call Family Air at 399-5850 for a no-cost consultation. It will make your home warmer (or cooler), more energy-efficient, and safe from fires and CO poisoning.