Cooler temperatures are beginning to creep into the Charlotte area and soon it will be time to dig our sweaters out of storage.   It’s only a matter of time before we will need to crank on the heat to knock off the morning chill.  Before you turn on your gas furnace, have it checked out by Horne Heating and Air Conditioning  to ensure it is safe to use.  

During a safety check an HVAC technician will inspect your furnace to make sure that it is operating properly and poses no fire risk. He or she will also test for the presence of carbon monoxide.  Carbon Monoxide is an invisible and odorless gas that is a by- product of burning natural gas. When your furnace is functioning properly all the carbon monoxide gas is vented out of doors eliminating exposure and preventing danger.  As with any other equipment, mechanical failure can occur (carbon monoxide leaks) and this can mean deadly carbon monoxide gas escapes inside your home and this can spell disaster.

 

Because you can’t see, smell or taste carbon monoxide, people aren’t aware they are being exposed to it until they develop symptoms.  At lower levels, carbon monoxide can cause symptoms that resemble flu.  At higher levels, exposure can result in death.  Carbon Monoxide is often referred to as the “Silent Killer.“  People die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning.  Many die in their bedrooms asleep, and unaware of any symptoms, they simply don’t wake up.  This is why everyone needs carbon monoxide detectors throughout their home and particularly in every bedroom.

The time for discovering problems with your gas furnace and preventing issues with carbon monoxide is before you need to crank on your heat not after.  Right now Horne Heating and Air is offering our “Safety Check” for only $59.00!  Call Horne at (704) 321-4173 or visit the web at https://www.hornehvac.com/contact-us now to schedule a time for one of our experienced technicians to come out to your home and check out your gas furnace to make sure it is in safe operating order.   It is such a minimal investment for the peace of mind you will have knowing you and your family will be warm and safe this Winter.