Texas Air Authorities Will Make Sure Heating System Is Safe
Arlington, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/07/2019 -- Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless gas that claims more than 400 lives each year here in the United States. That's why the good guys at Texas Air Authorities are sharing these nine important tips that can keep families safe.
One way to protect a household from carbon monoxide poisoning is to have the heating system checked regularly. That's where the sharpshooters at Texas Air Authorities come in. This team makes sure to perform important safety checks as part of its furnace repair service in Arlington, TX, and beyond.
When most people think about the source of carbon monoxide, they think about vehicle exhaust. But furnaces, kerosene heaters, gas and charcoal grills, small gas engines, camp lanterns and camp stoves can produce this deadly gas, too.
Poor Ventilation Adds to the Problem
Furnaces can generate carbon monoxide when they are not properly adjusted. The situation becomes even worse with poor ventilation. This deadly gas can build up in the bloodstream, replacing oxygen and causing asphyxiation.
Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, severe and persistent headaches, as well as dizziness, weakness, shortness of breath, confusion, blurred vision and loss of consciousness. The symptoms may stop when away from the polluted area. When any of these symptoms occur, it's important to evacuate the home, call 911 or the Poison Control Center at 800.222.1222 and get medical attention immediately.
These are some of the steps that can be taken to prevent carbon monoxide from building up:
1. Install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors on every level. Check batteries regularly.
2. If the CO monitor alarms continuously, leave the house immediately.
3. Evacuate immediately and call 911 or the Poison Control Center if anyone experiences carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms.
4. Schedule routine heating system maintenance with Texas Air Authorities.
5. Make sure the water heater and other appliances fueled by gas, oil, wood or coal are checked regularly.
6. Don't use any gasoline- or charcoal-powered devices, including grills and generators, inside the home, garage or basement or near a window. Keep generators at least 20 feet away from the home when in use.
7. Don't run vehicles inside the garage, even with doors open.
8. Don't use the gas stove to heat the home.
9. When using the fireplace or stove, make sure there is proper ventilation.
The team at Texas Air Authorities places the highest priority on safety when servicing homes and businesses. This is the crackerjack team to trust for heating system checkups, heater repairs or heater replacement services in Arlington, TX, and beyond. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about Texas Air, contact the good guys at 817.402.3576 or online.
About Texas Air Authorities
Texas Air Authorities swears to protect and serve every comfort need—from cooling to heating to indoor air quality—for homes and businesses in the Arlington, TX, area. The company is the best in the West for installation, replacement, repair and maintenance. Texas Air Authorities is proud to be a family-owned and family-operated company with roots that have run deep in the heart of Texas for nearly 20 years. Its technicians are sharpshooters who handle every job with rapid-fire speed and laser-like accuracy.