3 Reasons Why Heating System Safety Checks Are Important

November 18, 2020

Cold breezes and snow from Lake Michigan will soon arrive in Wheeling, IL, and the surrounding areas, which means that it’s time to make sure your heating system is ready to efficiently and safely warm your home. A safety issue with your home’s heating equipment puts you and your family at risk of illness or injuries. Consider these three reasons why heating system safety checks are important.

1. Maintaining Good Indoor Air Quality

A heating system that isn’t properly burning fuel contributes a lot of particles to your home’s air. Those particulates cause poor indoor air quality. If you breathe them in, they could trigger asthma attacks or lead to chronic respiratory issues. A safety check determines if your heating system is properly burning fuel.

2. Avoiding a Gas Leak

A malfunctioning valve or safety switch could allow your furnace to leak natural gas or propane into your home. A gas leak is a serious safety and health issue. Our technicians at CSL Climate Control Company have tools to measure whether your heating system has a leak.

3. Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas with no odor, taste or color. Carbon monoxide poisoning results from improper combustion and ventilation of fuel in gas furnaces and other gas-powered appliances. When you inhale it, this gas displaces oxygen in your red blood cells. The early stages of carbon monoxide poisoning cause symptoms that are similar to infection with the flu, including tiredness, headache and body aches. As the level of carbon monoxide in your home’s air increases, you could become nauseated, dizzy or unconscious. The ultimate result is fatal.

CSL Climate Control Company is Wheeing’s trusted provider of heating system safety checks. Besides that, we offer heating and air conditioning maintenance, repair, replacement and installation services. We’re also prepared to provide you with dependable humidifiers, dehumidifiers, ventilation systems, air handlers and indoor air quality solutions. If you’re a local business owner, you can also turn to us for commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning services. To learn more about safety checks and why they’re important, contact us today.

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