When you schedule a tune up for your gas heating and air conditioning system for the winter, our NATE certified technicians will check to ensure that the system is free of dangerous gas leaks. The system will be thoroughly inspected for wear, or other problems, and will ensure the heating system is working properly with the best possible performance and efficiency. In addition, it provides the opportunity to identify any malfunctions that could cause a fire, or a gas leak that could cause serious safety risks. Gas heating systems should be inspected annually to ensure the safety of all components. If it has been a while since the system was serviced, contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule heating and air conditioning service.
A routinely and well maintained system will experience fewer issues, and last longer. However, one problem that should never be ignored, even when it receives routine service is a gas leak. If you smell gas, evacuate immediately. An odorant is added to natural gas with a scent similar to rotten eggs. This enables people to identify the smell of gas when a leak occurs. When you suspect a problem with the gas heating system, give our NATE certified technicians a call for air conditioning service. NATE certification means our technicians have the expertise that provides the highest rated reliability available.
The first rule when you smell gas is to evacuate every member of the household out immediately. On the way out, do not operate any switches or appliances, or strike a flame. Wait until all family members are safely away from the home to use a phone, as only a tiny spark is required to ignite an explosion or fire. Leave the door open as you exit, as this reduces the amount of gas that accumulates in your home. Once safely away from the home, call 911 and the gas provider. Once the home is declared safe to enter contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning to diagnose and repair the HVAC system with our professional and comprehensive air conditioning service.
The Dangers of a Gas Leak and Carbon Monoxide
While you can smell gas, identifying a carbon monoxide leak is harder due to its lack of an odor. Every home that uses any form of fossil fuel should have carbon monoxide detectors. Fossil fuels include natural or propane gas that may be used by HVAC systems, water heaters, space heaters, gas fireplaces and stoves. Wood burning fireplaces and wood heaters also emit carbon monoxide. If any of these are in your home, ensure the carbon monoxide detectors are functional, and test them monthly along with the smoke alarms. Batteries should be replaced every 6 months in both types of devices. If you suspect a carbon monoxide or a gas leak, contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning today for heating and air conditioning service.
The Signs of Poisoning
Dizziness, nausea, headaches, chest pain and difficulty breathing are a few of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, and exposure can be fatal. Our certified HVAC technicians can inspect the HVAC system and ensure the gas heating is working properly or provide the necessary repair.
Never ignore a gas leak. Contact our expert technicians for an accurate diagnosis and professional heating and air conditioning service. Whenever a problem occurs with your heating and air conditioning, Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning’s 24/7 emergency service is available to help. We serve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas with quality services. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.