It’s not as if carbon monoxide knocks on your door, presents a calling card that says “Danger: I’m CO,” enters your living space — and starts threatening all the occupants. CO’s threats and dangers are not necessarily that blatant and obvious. Nevertheless, CO does in fact pose serious health and safety risks in the home. Since it is odorless and colorless, it is silent and stealthy.
What’s to be done?
Northeastern Fireplace & Design would like to share some of the benefits of our training and experience on this important matter. One way to stay safe from potential carbon monoxide poisoning is to install a working, efficient CO monitor. This affords some practical, common-sense protection. But don’t you want to prevent the CO monitor from going off in the first place? Consequently, it’s wise to identify and remedy any sources of carbon monoxide poisoning in your living space.
Sources of fuel combustion pose a threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. CO is a normal by-product of combustion, whether it’s from a fireplace, a stove, an oven, a hearth or a furnace. The use of either central heating or a space heater can bring a health threat from CO. To pose a health risk, carbon monoxide can either escape from your heating appliance or not be vented properly.
Northeastern Fireplace & Design has the expertise and experience to evaluate whether your fireplace, chimney, or heating system is prone to these risks.
Exposure to CO can induce dizziness, fatigue, headache, nausea or irregular breathing. We make no claim to being healthcare providers, but we do know fireplaces and chimneys. We can investigate whether there’s evidence of looming carbon monoxide threats. As for carbon monoxide sources in the home, where do we tend to look? We look at chimneys, furnaces, wood- or pellet-burning fireplaces or stoves, and gas appliances. We inspect venting systems to see if they are free of obstructions.
One way to stay safe from CO is to have a professional check out your gas appliances. Northeastern Fireplace & Design can make certain that fittings are secure and that venting is taking place as it should. Our team of professionals and associates undergo rigorous training and stay abreast of regulatory guidance and standards. We have technicians certified by the National Fireplace Institute. Thousands of satisfied customers throughout the Capital District, western Massachusetts, eastern New York and beyond attest to our expertise and competence.
We are here for you
Northeastern Fireplace & Design recognizes the limited role of preventive maintenance. We know that homeowners assume the chief responsibility for reducing risks from carbon monoxide. Still, we are pleased to share our professional knowledge, as needed, on your behalf. At the same time, we welcome inquiries or calls related to carbon monoxide concerns you might have.
Northeastern Fireplace & Design’s professionals understand the processes and mechanics of combustion in the home to look for silent sources of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Over the course of 35+ years of superior service throughout the region, we’ve expanded our knowledge and our network.
Call us today at (518) 767-9314 to tap our brains on matters of carbon monoxide safety related to your chimney, fireplace, or related accessories.