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The Importance of Heating Maintenance

Whenever people discuss the importance of heating maintenance, people tend to discuss the efficiency and comfort. We’re here to discuss something a little different though—your home safety. If you’re looking for quality heating maintenance in Oregon City, OR, we’re the team of professionals who can provide it for you.

We want you to have the best maintenance work available to you. We’re staying inside more than ever due to COVID. That means it’s more important than ever for you to have a safe home that you can stay comfortable in. Maintenance makes this a reality for you. Make sure you’re staying safe with our team.

New Problems? It Could Be Your Heater

We spend lots of time talking with locals on our team and we hear concerning stories. Sometimes, experiencing a carbon monoxide leak in your home isn’t something you’re going to notice right away. For example, recently we worked with an older couple in the area. They hadn’t had maintenance performed on their system in the last few years. When we came out this time, it was time for a heating replacement. They added an Aerus air scrubber to perfect their indoor air quality too.

While working, the couple mentioned to our technician that they’d been sick with nosebleeds and nausea on and off for the last few months. Shortly after the appointment, the couple followed up with our technician and informed this individual that they were suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. The nosebleeds and the nausea were symptoms of this. If they didn’t fix their heater soon, they would have become incredibly sick and potentially deathly ill.

If you’re experiencing symptoms like this, make sure that you’re checking in with your heater first.

What Causes Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Carbon monoxide poisoning happens most often when you have a crack in your home’s heat exchanger. Your heater’s heat exchanger is responsible for regulating the combustion chamber and the blower. If the heat exchanger develops a crack then carbon monoxide is going to leak out.

Typically, people discuss carbon monoxide on an extreme level. The thing about this is that you can have more nuanced problems like the couple we mentioned above. Outside of nausea and nosebleeds, you might just have smaller problems like the following:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness
  • Dull headache
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness

Don’t ignore any of these signs no matter how minuscule the problem might seem. Attempting to brush off a problem like this only opens up opportunity for things to head south.

How Maintenance Helps

Maintenance helps because it allows a professional to come in your home and spot these problems ahead of time. If the couple we mentioned in our example above had called up for maintenance over the past few years, our heating technicians would have spotted this problem. They could have even fixed the issue right then and there. Taking your heating maintenance seriously means that you’re taking your health seriously.

Contact Chase Heating and Cooling today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. Keeping Homes Comfortable in All Seasons.

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