The best method of detection is to use a carbon monoxide detector in your home. It monitors the air for carbon monoxide and sounds an alarm if harmful levels are detected. We can install monitors for you.
The symptoms caused by carbon monoxide poisoning are easily overlooked because they are often like the flu. With mild exposure, most people experience headaches, fatigue and nausea. Medium exposure can cause a severe throbbing headache, drowsiness, disorientation, confusion and an accelerated heart rate. Extreme exposure can lead to unconsciousness, convulsions, …
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is produced by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. Appliances such as your furnace, space heater, water heater, stove, charcoal grill or gas dryer can be sources of carbon monoxide, especially if they are not in proper working condition, or …
Yes. Carbon monoxide can cause serious health problems and possibly death.
Plants probably should not be closer than 18 or more inches. Air conditioners need air circulation to operate efficiently. If air cannot circulate, the unit could build up heat and wear out. Also, when the unit needs normal maintenance, plantings closer than 18 inches make it difficult to service.
There are advantages. One is full-time filtering. Another is that you can maintain a more even temperature in your home.
Dirty filters should be replaced to prevent equipment from working harder, resulting in energy waste and possibly causing damage to your unit. Filters should generally be replaced every month when the system is running. Filters should be replaced with the same kind and size as your original filter. If the …
Zoned systems eliminate “hot and cold spots” and can help save energy. Your house is split into areas with common heating and cooling requirements, and every “zone” is under the control of its own thermostat. Each zone is heated or cooled independently of other zones. Zoning can reduce energy bills …
With proper maintenance, industry averages suggest that an air conditioner should last 12-15 years (high humidity/salt air applications may be less than that) and a gas furnace should last as long as 20 or 25 years.
When replacing your air conditioner or heat pump the answer is probably yes. Efficiency ratings are based on a matched system. If only the outdoor portion is changed the efficiency could be lowered and therefore your savings could be less.