Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Homeowners with fossil fuel (gas or oil) furnaces and appliances in the home should have the furnace serviced every fall. They should also have carbon monoxide detectors installed. A malfunction of the equipment, or a plugged flue, can send deadly odorless gases into the house. A similarly dangerous condition can occur if an air handler or furnace is located in the garage, and an automobile or generator is left running.
Carbon Monoxide gases can get sucked into the air stream, going into the house thorough the smallest leak in the return air or duct work of the central system. Automobiles and generators should never be left running in a garage. For this reason, homes where the air handler is located in the garage should always have CO2 detectors installed. Combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are available at many retail stores and hardware stores. Check with Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning about all your filter needs.