HVAC Maintenance: Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

hvac maintenanceWhen it comes to taking on HVAC maintenance, one very important aspect is prevention of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Hence, special measures must be taken to make sure that the HVAC unit does not become a source of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Let’s look into this.

Air ducts of HVAC units are more or less neglected, unless and until when they malfunction or they need some cleaning. However, the reality is that they are the most important part of a HVAC unit, at least when it comes to Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

If not properly insulated, the air ducts can be a source of serious CO poisoning, and hence need to be taken care of in particular. If the ducts are not properly insulated, or are uninsulated, the HVAC will not only produce more heat or chill, but will also result in the emission of Carbon Monoxide. It will also lower the energy efficiency. Thus, it will have two pronged negative effect. The monthly energy bills will rise, and there is always the threat of Carbon Monoxide emission.

In order to stop this from happening you need to opt for a professional HVAC technician. He is the best person to see whether there is indeed any leakage in the duct system, resulting in Carbon Monoxide emission.

In case you are looking to it yourself, you need to be meticulous in checking the air ducts thoroughly. In case a technician is doing the same for you, you need to religiously follow his instructions. If he thinks the ducts need to be replaced, oblige him without asking questions. The ducting needs to be foolproof in order to prevent any Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

Many of us think that we are being forced to spend money without an actual need. A technician from a reputable HVAC dealer will never do that. Another way of making sure that there is no carbon monoxide poisoning is by hiring the best technicians. You need to be sure that the technicians hired are experienced. They need to be certified professionals. They need to have a valid license to work on these issues. Do not hire any handyman’s service to save money. This might invite disaster and some serious health hazards subsequently. Only technicians who are properly trained and have adequate expertise need to be hired. These professionals are masters in uncovering the hidden spots that are resulting in an unwanted escape of energy and carbon monoxide emission.

In case you do not have any carbon monoxide detection system, you need to install one. Get a HVAC professional to install the system. You need to have them installed throughout your house. This will help you counter the threat of Carbon Monoxide emission, even if the amount of emission is negligible. It is better to stop a problem in its nascent stage than letting it slip out of hand.

Some of the states have made it mandatory for its residents to install carbon emission safety devices. The HVAC professionals you hire are extremely knowledgeable and experienced enough. They are in the best position to help you make your HVAC unit absolutely foolproof. They also make sure that the device is accurate enough to work perfectly. This is to make sure you do not have to worry about carbon monoxide emission and pollution and higher energy bills.

If you are suspecting carbon monoxide emission due to some telltale symptoms like itching, head ache, skin rashes, burning eye or asthmatic sensation, do not hesitate to summon us here at Aliso Air and have a trained, experienced technician come out to check it out.