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The Correlation between Your Heating System and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


As a heating and air conditioning company that has served Camden County, and many other areas of New Jersey and Philadelphia, PA, for decades, we know how important it is for homeowners to have their systems checked once a year. However, we have had many customers who have neglected to have their heating units checked for years, until something goes wrong, or just do not think it is “necessary.”

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But, it is necessary.

In fact, while part of having an annual check is to make certain that your heating system runs correctly, many people do not realize that when our technicians check your unit, they are also ensuring your safety and that of your loved ones. The fact of the matter is, if your heating system is not checked, you could be at risk for Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning.

The Correlation between Your Heating System and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

If you didn’t know, Carbon Monoxide (which is extremely harmful to humans) is created by appliances that burn fuels. And, this includes almost every component of a heating system (that you are likely to have in your home) such as a furnace and a water heater.

Many homeowners are led to believe that every appliance in their home, especially because it is the most “state-of-the-art,” will never malfunction, or stop working. But, we have seen many times where they have, even a year or two after being installed. And, the worst part of it all is that Carbon Monoxide (which is colorless and odorless) is tremendously hard to detect. A lot of times, homeowners do not even consider Carbon Monoxide poisoning as the reason that they are sick until it is too late.

Therefore, we cannot stress enough how important it is to have your heating unit checked!

If you would like to ensure that your loved ones are protected from Carbon Monoxide poisoning you can do these two things: have a heating company do an annual maintenance check and install Carbon Monoxide alarm/detector.

If you would like to know more about Carbon Monoxide poisoning and heating systems, please reach out to us anytime. Here at Hutchinson, we always have the health and well-being of our customers in mind!