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The Heat Is On—Are You Sure Your Family Is Safe From Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide detectors are the only way to protect your family from this odorless and potentially deadly gas. These devices become even more vital in the winter because you are using your fireplace, furnace, water heater or whatever other heating equipment you use more and more. If you do not yet have carbon monoxide detectors in…

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Keeping Garage Air Where It Belongs, Outside Of Your Home

Recent studies have found that the air inside homes is often five times more polluted than the outside air. If you have an attached garage, this is even more likely to be the case, since harmful fumes in garage air can be drawn into the home through cracks and holes. What’s in the garage? When…

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Did Your Furnace Earn The Red Tag This Winter? Your Next Move

A red tag on a furnace unfortunately doesn’t mean it’s on sale. When your furnace has been red-tagged, that means that either your furnace repair technician or someone from the gas or electric company has spotted a problem with your furnace that is endangering the lives of the people in your house. Your furnace has…

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What That Crack In Your Heat Exchanger Means

A heat exchanger is the metal component in a furnace that allows for heat transfer. In essence, it separates the airstream from the fire. If it’s cracked, it may allow potentially lethal carbon monoxide (CO) and other combustion by-products into your home’s airstream. A cracked heat exchanger also likely will greatly reduce the efficiency of…

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors: What Features Should You Look For

Setting out to buy carbon monoxide (CO) detectors for your home is a wise decision. Detectors placed wisely around your home will protect you from unexpected CO leaks that could be lethal. Don’t think that all detectors are built the same, though, some have different features that may be better for your home. Basic Features…

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