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What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide and Your Furnace

As the temperature starts to dip during fall and winter, most people turn up the thermostat with no real thought as to whether their furnace and exhaust system will provide safe and effective service. To be fair, consumer confidence in the safety of these heating systems is well placed. But we at Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning Company want to remind our customers about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Is a Real Danger

Still, despite the impressive safety numbers the oil and gas heating industry has achieved, 200 people in the United States will die this year from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by problems in their heating system, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. In addition, roughly 10,000 people will be injured as a result of overexposure to carbon monoxide. Since the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning so closely mimic winter ailments, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and even seasonal depression, it can be hard to accurately gauge how many people are affected by carbon monoxide exposure.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives

The best thing that people can do to ensure their own safety and that of their family is to buy and install a carbon monoxide detector in their homes. These detectors can be purchased for roughly $20 – $30 dollars at any home improvement or hardware store. Another way to make sure that your furnace is running safely and efficiently during the colder months of the year is to make sure you have regular maintenance and inspections done by the professionals at Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning Company. We are able to make sure your furnace is up to par.

If you have any furnace safety questions, give the heating and cooling experts a call at Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning Company at (910) 933-2338. We’ll be happy to help!