The CDC reports there are more than 430 accidental deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning every year, in the U.S. — Winter is the time of the year when h-vac companies see a spike in many appliances breaking down from the freezing cold.
The President of Butler Heating and Air, Chiritan Bermick, talked to us about how these temperatures affect our pipes.
“Yeah so they’ll freeze and then when they go to thaw out is when the breakage of the pipe occurs,” Bermick said.
One way to prevent freezing pipes is to allow a small stream of water to run through your pipes.
Bermick also suggests wrapping a towel around the pipes to keep them insulated.
Pipes aren’t the only things to worry about during the winter.
The Director of Marketing g at Thomas And Galbraith Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, Matt Tyner says your furnace is at risk as well.
“As your furnaces are working longer and longer and longer it really helps to be preventative in the potential repairs for the season,” said Tyner.
Bermick tells us the best course of action is to have a professional come out and check over your appliances.
If you’re using any fuel-burning appliances without proper ventilation then you could be at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning.
The CDC reports there are more than 430 accidental deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning every year, in the U.S.
There are more than 50 thousand people, in the u-s, who visit the emergency room each year, to be treated for co poisoning.
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