CO Poisoning Prevention

editorAC Filters, Air Conditioning, Furnace Repair

Forced Air Heating units and other carbon monoxide-emitting home appliances should be properly maintained to avoid the deadly threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Have your natural gas furnaces checked at least once a year by a licensed HVAC /  heating and air conditioning contractor
In addition:

  • Vacuum out registers and vent shafts, clean in and around the furnace regularly and particularly around the burner compartment when not in use, to prevent dust and lint from collecting and building up.
  • Never store combustible materials or items in, on or around any appliance as this can obstruct airflow and cause a malfunction.
  • Most modern forced-air units/furnaces have a replaceable filter that cleans the air before heating and circulating the air throughout your home.
  • Check your furnace filters every month during the cold season and clean or replace them when they become dusty or dirty. A slight buildup can still restrict air flow.
  • If uncertain about installing a new or cleaned furnace filter, call Above All Heating and Air Conditioning 951-660-4242. If you change your filters yourself, be sure to re-install the front panel door on the furnace properly so it fits snugly. operating the furnace without the front-panel door securely in place may create the risk of producing CO poisoning.