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The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide and How to Keep Your Family Safe

By Forquer Heating and Air Conditioning
April 04, 2019 Category: Maintenance, Carbon Monoxide, Heating

Carbon monoxide is scary for a lot of people because its something that you cant see, you cant smell it, and if comes from many appliances we used in our home on a day to day basis! If too much is released in your home it can be very dangerous. So,how do you know what can produce carbon monoxide in your home and how do you protect against that in your home? What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is extremely toxic to people and animals. Where Does Carbon Monoxide Come From? Carbon monoxide is releasedfrom every appliance in your home that burns a fossil fuel such as a gas stove, hot water tank, furnace, etc. What Can I Do to Protect My Family from Carbon Monoxide? Invest in a CO detector on each floor in your home. A CO detector is your first line of defense against CO poisoning and they are generally inexpensive. Do not use your stove as a heater for your kitchen. Stoves are only intended for a short amount of time

Why You Should Replace Your Flue Pipe and Chimney Liner

By Forquer Heating
November 16, 2017 Category: Carbon Monoxide

The temperatures drop and the winds blow hard in the Akron/Canton area as winter approaches. A well-functioning furnace keeps your family warm and safe during Northeast Ohios colder seasons. However, problems with your furnaces chimney liner and flue pipe put you at risk for illness or even death. Replacing the chimney liner and flue pipe when installing your new furnace reduces this threat. While replacing just the furnace saves money, the long-term risk adds up to big expenses. Most importantly, danger to your most treasured possessions - life and family - becomes a reality. Why replace the chimney liner and flue pipe when installing a new furnace? It Prevents Carbon Monoxide Leaks If youve been following along with our blog, youll know the connection between carbon monoxide (CO) and your furnace. Inside of your furnace, there is a flue pipe. A flue pipe is a component of a homes heating installation. Exhaust gases and other byproducts of combustion are expelled outside through the

Protect Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

By Forquer Heating
October 17, 2017 Category: Carbon Monoxide, Heating

When it comes to protecting your home, you want to ensure that you have every safety measure in place. You may have an alarm system for intruders, a smoke alarm to alert your family in case of fire - but what about protection from things you cant see? Were not talking about ghosts, but something that is even scarier: Carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a by-product of combustion, present whenever fuel is burned. Prolonged exposure can lead to lasting health problems and even death. Since carbon monoxide is virtually undetectable, carbon monoxide poisoning is quite common. In fact, the CDC estimates that more than 20,000 Americans go to the emergency room each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Monitoring carbon monoxide emissions in your home is so crucial to your familys safety. CO cannot be seen or smelled, which means every homeowner should invest in CO detectors to protect their family. By the time you start experiencing symptoms of CO poisoning - like lightheadedness,

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