If you live in a house with a gas furnace you probably know you have a carbon monoxide detector. But it’s likely not something you’ve given much thought to — much like a smoke detector. If it’s quiet, things are good, right?
Carbon monoxide detectors have a shelf life, though, and can be pretty quiet about it as they reach a point where they’re no longer reliable. As we gear up for spring it’s a good time to look at some maintenance items before hitting the hot months.
It’s not an everyday problem, but we have had a few cases where our techs were doing an inspection of folks’ HVAC systems and thought to check their carbon monoxide levels — only to discover there was indeed a leak and the detector hadn’t reported it. Left unchecked, it could’ve become dangerous.
If you’re curious, especially if it’s been several years since you had your filter changed, give us a call and let us know to include that in the checkup we’ll do when we stop by.