Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Checking for Carbon Monoxide Before Heating Season

The below article recommends bringing in a Heating/Cooling tech before turning on your furnace to check for carbon monoxide leaks. You can also get a monitored carbon monoxide detector to make sure levels in your home are always safe. Guardian Alarm is giving away free carbon monoxide detectors with the purchase of a new life safety security system. Follow the link for more info: http://www.guardianalarm.com/lifesafety.asp

MINNEAPOLIS - As the weather begins to change, there are some safety measures that need to be taken before the heat is turned on.
Dave Koenig, a service technician with Segwick Heating and Air, says its no surprise that his furnace calls pick-up as the mercury drops.
One of his biggest concerns is making sure furnaces won’t leak carbon monoxide into the homes. The poisonous gas was responsible for killing three people in a single Minneapolis home last winter.
A new Minnesota law was enacted this year that requires a Carbon Monoxide detector in every residence. The detector has to be within 10 feet of each bedroom.
It is recommended that you do have your furnace checked out annually to make sure it is running safely and efficiently.