Carbon monoxide is a substance that is often used to heat homes and can be found in the exhaust of cars and other machines. However, if enough carbon monoxide gets into a person’s bloodstream, it can be very dangerous. For this reason, it is important to understand when you should change out your carbon monoxide system that operates in the appliances within your home including your furnace.
Carbon monoxide can decrease the amount of oxygen that is able to reach a person’s heart and head. If there is enough carbon monoxide in a person’s system, it can cause dizziness, nausea, unconsciousness and even death. The scariest part about this is that you cannot see or smell or otherwise detect carbon monoxide on your own. That is why it is extremely important to have a carbon monoxide detector within your home.
When To Change Out Your Carbon Monoxide System
Most carbon monoxide detectors will go off when they reach 80 parts per million. However, when a home has 80 parts per million of carbon monoxide that is in their home, the carbon monoxide has likely already caused damage to the homeowner’s health as well as the health of their family. It is safer to change out your carbon monoxide system within your furnace much earlier.
A lot of heating and air conditioning companies will say that you need to change out your carbon monoxide system by replacing your furnace when your carbon monoxide detectors read one or two parts per million. This is not quite the case. These companies will say that you need to replace your furnace when it reaches one or two parts per million because they are trying to get you to pay more money.
Your furnace is not at a dangerous carbon monoxide level when it is at one or two parts per million. In fact, most houses have a carbon monoxide level of one to two constantly due to emissions from other appliances and things within your home. However, it is important to look out for the point where your safety and health becomes compromised. We at Genuine Comfort suggest changing out your furnace when your home has a carbon monoxide level of 15 parts per million.
How To Change Out Your Carbon Monoxide System
When the carbon monoxide system levels within your home reach the point where they are causing harm to you and your family, it may be time to switch out your furnace. If it is an older furnace, you will likely have to completely replace the entire system, but if your furnace is newer and does not seem to have any other issues, then you can simply replace the heat exchanger.
The best way to ensure that the carbon monoxide within your home is at a safe level is to hire a professional heating and cooling service to update and maintain your furnace. We at Genuine Comfort offer our customers the highest quality of service when it comes to repairing and maintaining furnaces and other heating and cooling systems. We also do installations and offer options for furnace replacements.
Contact Us For Quality Furnace Repairs
Reach out to us at Genuine Comfort in Centerville, UT to get a quality furnace repair. We employ some of the most experienced and professional furnace repair specialists out there. Not only are we experienced in our industry, but we are efficient and prepared to educate you on carbon monoxide, furnaces, and anything else that you are curious to learn about in the heating and cooling realm.