Why You Need Your Appliances Tested With A Combustion Analyzer:
Carbon Monoxide is the #1 cause of poisonings in the U.S., but less than 5% of all CO Poisonings are reported! The safe and efficient operation of your heating equipment and other gas appliances cannot be determined without proper testing using a calibrated combustion analyzer. The technology, instruments and training to do this testing correctly has only been available for a few years, so odds are it’s never been done at your house. For the safety of your family, you need to have a certified technician who uses a combustion analyzer to test and diagnose potential CO exposure in your home. Learn more about carbon monoxide.
WHEN IT COMES TO THE SAFETY OF OUR CUSTOMERS, COOL MAX RELIES ON SCIENCE – NOT GUESSWORK!
WHERE DOES CARBON MONOXIDE COME FROM?
Any appliances in your home that makes a flame, whether it’s your furnace, water heater, gas oven or even your automobile, gives off carbon monoxide and could be potentially dangerous without the right precautions. Our company has been trained by National Comfort Institute to test combustion appliances and adjust them to maximize efficiency and minimize any potential carbon monoxide risks. Properly adjusted appliances will save you money by reducing the amount of wasted energy and extending the life of the appliance.
HEALTH & SAFETY FIRST
Carbon monoxide, even in small quantities can cause serious health problems, particularly in children, those with existing health problems, and the elderly. Millions of unsuspecting homeowners all over the world are exposed to low levels of CO and don’t even know it. Unfortunately U.L. Listed CO alarms that you can buy in your local hardware or home improvement store, don’t go off until your family has been exposed to 70ppm (parts per million) for over 3-1/2 hours! Most international limits for unsafe levels, including OSHA and the World Health Organization’s guidelines are between 15-35 ppm. Carbon Monoxide alarms have a shelf-life of 2-4 years. The test button on the device does not test the carbon monoxide sensor, it only tests the battery of the device, so please don’t rely on an expired carbon monoxide sensor for your family’s protection.
Even New Equipment Needs to Be Tested
Anytime equipment is installed, it’s being exposed to conditions that are different from a controlled lab environment. Venting systems, combustion air, duct systems, additional appliances in the building, etc., can all have an affect on its operation. Also, after leaving the factory it’s likely your equipment has been loaded and unloaded on trucks, moved and jiggled and transported several times. Vibration and shock can cause components move and shift out of position. The only way to truly know for sure if your new equipment is operating safely and efficiently is to test it once it’s been installed. Cool Max uses a combustion analyzer to fine tune our new furnace installs.