Wayne’s CO Story
I had my first run in with carbon monoxide when I was just a little boy. I remember it well. Since I was the youngest brother I had to sit on the floor of our old Cadillac while my older siblings got the seats (this was pre seatbelt days of course). I was hunched under a blanket on the floor of my family’s car as we drove to visit some cousins a couple towns over. Unbeknownst to us our muffler began leaking, releasing deadly carbon monoxide into the car. I became sick from this, but nobody knew what was going on. As soon as I got out of the car I passed out and for months afterwards I continued to pass out whenever I became excited or frustrated. This is because effects of carbon monoxide last for a period after exposure, if they are not deadly immediately. Thankfully I recovered with time, but carbon monoxide left a lasting impression with me. Carbon monoxide is a threat to all homeowners and must be checked for vigilantly, and I’m here to help keep you and your family safe.
Why Choose Genuine Comfort Heating and Air
We at Genuine Comfort Heating and Air are equipped with a breadth of knowledge, and are ready to get to the bottom of your home heating woes. Whether it’s a matter of safety or comfort (or both), we are here to genuinely solve the problem, rather than treat symptoms with unnecessarily expensive solutions. A plumbing contractor witnessed the difference first hand as an HVAC company recommended a homeowner replace their entire heating system which would costs thousands! However, when we were called in to assess the situation we found the real problem – it was simply a part that needed to be replaced. The best part? It only cost the owner $50. We are here to solve problems effectively and efficiently. That’s the genuine difference.
How Do I Warm Up My Basement?
Imagine this: you just refinished your basement. It’s a beautiful recreation and relaxation space perfect for kids to play in, especially during the cold winter months. The only problem? It’s too chilly for anyone to be down there for long. So, you try a space heater. But it doesn’t look nice, and it’s pretty ineffective. Frustrated, you begin to wonder why you are paying heating bills when an entire story of your home is a solid 7 to 8 degrees cooler than your upper floors. Here’s the good news in this situation: there’s a solution, and we at Genuine Comfort Heating and Air are here to help you. Let me introduce you to variable heating. This type of heating is an alternative to traditional two stage heating. It costs less, and by swirling the air around your house it equalizes temperatures throughout your home, bringing what was once a 7 to 8 degree difference down to a 2 to 3 difference between rooms and floors.
is carbon monoxide a threat?
Carbon monoxide is bad news, and preventing carbon monoxide leaks and poisoning is one of the main reasons to keep on top of checking your water heaters and furnaces. If the flue for your furnace and water heater were set up shoddily, you could be in for some bad news in this department. Let me explain. If your water heater and furnace flues are near each other, I have seen carbon monoxide begin to build up on the water heater. Here’s how it happens: gases from the furnace flue cause build up on the water heater flue, eventually preventing gases from the water heater to be released. This causes a backup that forces gases (like carbon monoxide) back down the water heater flue which then may begin burning the heater. If there is black crustiness on your water heater, chances are that’s from carbon monoxide build up. Avoiding problems like this are why quality work matters.
Why does my furnace need a condensate pump?
Many people have never thought about or heard of a condensate pump, but it’s actually a quite important part of keeping your furnace working, especially if your home was built before 1965. The water from your furnace needs a place to drain, and a lot of pre 1965 homes do not facilitate this. That’s where the pump comes in – a nifty device that pumps the water to a location for it to be drained. The best part? This prevents your home from being flooded because if this pump stops working, so will your furnace. This means next time your furnace stops responding, the condensate pump could be the culprit! We are here to help, so call us if you need anything.