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McKinney, Allen and Frisco Furnace Replacement!
When it’s time for a new furnace A Choice Air Care Comfort Specialist will evaluate your home, your comfort preferences, and get the price right for you. We address issues like allergies and indoor air quality in determining which air conditioner perfectly matches your home specifications, lifestyle needs and most importantly your budget.
The installation the the most important component to any furnace or air conditioning system.
Our installation technicians have the experience and qualifications need to expertly install your heating system. We require our technicians use the manufacturers exact specifications on all furnace installation’s which will increase the life span and efficiency of the furnace.
If you’re not sure weather to replace your old furnace here are some helpful tips on the actual dangers of an old furnace:
Furnace has a lifespan of about 10 to 15 years sometimes longer depending on maintenance. However the equipment can be considered dangerous after 13 years depending on maintenance.
The danger, besides the obvious gas leak, is from a cracked heat exchanger.
What is carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that is produced when fuel—gasoline, propane, natural gas, oil, wood, or coal—is burned. CO is extremely dangerous to people when emitted in an enclosed, unventilated area, such as a house, garage or car.
When parents tuck their children into bed at night, they usually feel assured that they’re as safe as can be. But a “silent killer” could be on the loose in some homes, putting the whole family at risk of illness or even death.
Why is it harmful?
When CO is breathed, it is absorbed into the bloodstream and displaces oxygen necessary to vital organs. It can eventually cause permanent brain damage and death.
CO is especially dangerous because it cannot be seen or smelled. People may feel ill or become unconscious without realizing they are being poisoned and need to get to fresh air immediately.
How would someone be exposed to CO?
Winter is when most CO poisoning incidents happen, because people use heaters, leave cars idling to warm up, and because snow drifts can block vents and tailpipes. Poisoning can happen when:
- A furnace, gas stove or water heater is faulty or installed improperly.
- The outside vent to a fuel-burning appliance becomes covered with snow.
- A fireplace chimney or stove pipe becomes clogged or blocked.
- A charcoal grill is used indoors.
- A car or gas-powered snow- or leaf-blower is left running in a closed garage.
- A car is running while parked with snow blocking the tailpipe.
With electric heaters and appliances, you do not need to worry about CO.
In an emergency, or for more information,
Call your local poison center: 1-800-222-1222.
Sources: Aarthi Iyer, MPH, Education Coordinator,
Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention