Depending on where you live, natural gas can be the cheapest fuel available for heating your home. It’s effective, efficient, and safe if you schedule inspection services. This is no joking matter since a leaking gas furnace can lead to serious health concerns and even death. Here’s a list of items that a gas furnace inspection can help mitigate:
From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- 430 People die in the US from carbon monoxide poisoning each year.
- 50,000 People in the US visit the emergency room due to accidental CO poisoning.
From the National Fire Protection Association
- Heating equipment fires accounted for 15% of all reported home fires in 2012-2016 (second behind cooking) and 19% of home fire deaths.
- The leading factor contributing to home heating fires (27%) was failure to clean, principally from solid-fueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys.
- The leading factor contributed to ignition for home heating fire deaths (54%) was heating equipment too close to things that can burn, such as upholstered furniture, clothing, mattresses, or bedding.
- Most home heating fire deaths (86%) involved stationary or portable space heaters.
- Nearly half (48%) of all home heating fires occurred in December, January, and February.
Symptoms Caused by Gas Leaks
- Eye and throat irritation
- Breathing Problems
- Pale skin or blisters
- Chest or stomach pains
- Vision problems
- Muscle cramps or loss of muscle control
- Loss of consciousness
Benefits of a Carbon Monoxide and Gas Leak Check
- Avoid negative health symptoms that can occur when dealing with carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Save money on wasted gas that has been leaking from your furnace.
- Protect your property from the risk of a fire.
- Peace of mind knowing that your gas furnace is sealed and your home is safe.
The fact of the matter is, there’s absolutely no excuse for missing out on a gas leak inspection. Having a NATE Certified and experienced technician there to make sure your furnace is functioning leak-free is essential to keeping you, your family, and your property safe.
If you’ve got any questions about your furnace, contact Aire Texas Residential Services, Inc. When it comes to safety inspections, we do it right the first time every time!