Could Your Furnace Be Leaking Carbon Monoxide?

A well-maintained furnace will provide you and your family with years of comfort. Preventative maintenance keeps furnaces operating at optimal efficiency, saving you money on your monthly fuel and utility bills. A regularly scheduled furnace inspection from the experts at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of the Bay Area also extends the service life of your furnace with proper care. There’s another important reason to consider scheduling regular furnace tune-ups: your family’s health.

The Furnace Combustion Process

Oil and gas furnaces provide heat to your Bay Area home by burning fuel in the unit’s combustion chamber. A number of byproducts are created during the combustion process, including carbon monoxide, soot, and water vapor. Furnaces are designed to vent most harmful substances safely outside your home. Left unattended, however, substances can build up inside the chamber and on parts and equipment, causing corrosion. When parts corrode, dangerous fuel byproducts can leak into your home. Seasonal check-ups ensure that parts and equipment are kept clean of corrosive materials.

Carbon Monoxide Leaks

Odorless, colorless, and tasteless, carbon monoxide is a substance that poses significant health dangers. Prolonged exposure to carbon monoxide leaks can lead to lasting health consequences and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who are sleeping can die from carbon monoxide poisoning without exhibiting symptoms. The CDC recommends that all homeowners have gas and oil burning furnaces serviced by a professional HVAC technician every year to prevent leaks.

Keeping You Safe is Our Top Priority

At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of the Bay Area, your family’s safety and comfort is always our first priority. Because we understand that the success of our Bay Area heating company depends on establishing long-term relationships with our customers, we’re pleased to show our appreciation for those who enroll in our maintenance program with priority service. If your furnace ever breaks down while enrolled in the service program, you’ll receive the next six months of maintenance service at no charge. When it comes to your family’s well-being, seasonal furnace check-ups offer peace of mind. Call us at (707) 600-6671 and enroll in our maintenance program today.