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Chicago Carbon Monoxide (CO) Testing by Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning
Call the Chicago carbon monoxide testing experts at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning if you’re interested in making sure that your home and your family are protected from carbon monoxide. For over 100 years, the experts at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning have been providing quality, honest and reliable services throughout the Chicagoland area. We have built up a terrific reputation by staying committed to our customers’ complete satisfaction and to the level of service that we deliver. To prove it, we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty on the work that we do. If you suspect that you have a carbon monoxide leak in your home, you should open the windows, and get everyone outside, and then call the 24 hour gas emergency line at 866–556–6002. If anyone in the home is experiencing CO poisoning symptoms, call 911. Once the emergency has been cleared, you can contact the experts at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning for repairs. We recommend regular testing to avoid any emergency situations.
What Is Carbon Monoxide and Why Is It Dangerous?
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that results from fuel being burned. If you have a furnace or boiler, then the flue is responsible for exhausting all of the harmful combustion gases properly and safely. If there is a leak in the flue or a leak in your furnace’s heat exchanger, you could have a carbon monoxide problem.
Oxygen attaches to the red blood cells in your body through the membranes in your lungs. The red blood cells then deliver oxygen to the tissues throughout your body. The danger of carbon monoxide is that it attaches to your red blood cells in much the same way and gets delivered throughout your body. It is very difficult to detect carbon monoxide poisoning because the symptoms—headaches, dizziness, nausea, tightness in the chest—can easily be mistaken for other illnesses. It is because of this that carbon monoxide detectors need to be placed throughout your home. Remember if you suspect any symptoms are related to CO poisoning to go outdoors and call 911.
Chicago Carbon Monoxide Testing
Other than setting up carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home, regularly testing your house for carbon monoxide leaks is a great way to protect yourself and your family. Call the Chicago carbon monoxide testing professionals at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning if you’re interested in setting up regular visits from our technicians to test for carbon monoxide leaks. We use specialized equipment to determine which parts of your home have elevated levels of CO. A great time to perform this test is during the regularly scheduled maintenance of your heating and air conditioning equipment. In addition to carbon monoxide testing, our technicians will also check out your heating equipment to make sure that it is working properly. If we detect that something is wrong with your system we will be able to fix it and make sure that you and your home are safe. Give us a call to talk with one of our Chicago CO testing specialists.
The Chicago air conditioning and heating experts at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning offer quality repair, installation and other heating and cooling services throughout the North Chicago area including Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL.