Why You Need a Licensed HVAC Professional
When properly functioning, your furnace keeps your house at a cozy temperature despite the gusting winds and falling snow outside. But if your furnace needs maintenance, it can actually present a health hazard to you and your family. Because the health of your furnace can affect the health of the ones you love, you should demand the highest quality maintenance work. And that can only be delivered by a licensed HVAC professional.
When Your Furnace is Dangerous
Furnace maintenance is a good idea for a number of reasons, including boosting energy efficiency and lengthening the useful life of your furnace. But some repairs and maintenance checks are necessary to prevent household dangers. For instance, a clogged filter can present a fire hazard. Even worse, cracks in the combustion chamber can release carbon monoxide, a highly toxic gas. (Unfortunately, many household carbon monoxide detectors are grossly inefficient. They are not sensitive enough to detect low levels of the gas, which are already dangerous. By the time they go off, carbon monoxide levels in your house could be deadly.)
Understanding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Red blood cells carry oxygen to every cell in the body. However, red blood cells more readily link to carbon monoxide (CO) molecules than oxygen molecules (O2). As cells are deprived of O2 and CO levels increase, health can deteriorate quickly. Early symptoms of CO poisoning include:
More severe symptoms may include chest pains. Eventually, CO poisoning can lead to a loss of consciousness and death. Because of their smaller size, pets and children may experience symptom progression faster. Unfortunately, because the symptoms are similar to those of many other illnesses, CO poisoning often goes unrecognized.
Trust the Licensed HVAC Professionals from R & R Heating & Air
One of the ways you can avoid the danger of carbon monoxide is to make sure that your furnace is well maintained. But because the stakes are so high, you should entrust quality and safety checks and furnace repairs to qualified professionals. The HVAC technicians at R & R Heating & Air are highly experienced and licensed by the State of New Mexico to install, maintain and repair all models of residential and commercial heating equipment. In addition to our technicians’ skill and experience, we use the most advanced equipment to detect carbon monoxide and conduct other diagnostic checks on your furnace.
For HVAC maintenance and repairs you can trust, call the licensed professionals at R & R Heating & Air in Albuquerque.