How to Protect Yourself from Carbon Monoxide PoisoningIndoor Air Quality
Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer
Seems most things we take for granted are the most precious to us – the air we breathe, for example. When our heating systems are working correctly, they will produce carbon monoxide and safely vent this deadly gas to the outside of our homes. However, small cracks in the heater and damaged vent stacks can let this deadly gas invade our homes.
Two easy solutions to protect your family are:
- Have your heating system inspected once a year for cleaning and testing. If you currently have an annual maintenance plan with Stuart Services, this is a good time to call us and schedule a visit. If you’d like to start a maintenance plan, see the seasonal specials on the back page of this newsletter. We can offer a “two visit” plan that will address both heating and cooling systems prior to their peak use or we can offer a one visit inspection. Both programs are being offered at significant discounts right now.
- Install a Carbon Monoxide alarm in your bedrooms. Since carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas, you will NOT smell it. Many people succumb to CO poisoning in their sleep. Hundreds of people die each year, and thousands more require medical treatment, because of carbon monoxide poisoning in their home.
While we’re on Home Safety, I’d like to remind our customers that we also have an electrical home safety program. Our Main Service Safety Inspection is performed on every service call and we also offer a more comprehensive Electrical Safety Inspection, called our Service Agreement Plan. With ALL of our “agreement plans” you qualify for priority placement with service calls and you automatically receive our “Value Rate” pricing.
To schedule a service call or learn more about our Safety Inspections, please contact us.