Rob Cartelli on Channel 2 News – Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

You may have seen Rob Cartelli of the Outstanding Plumber on the news recently.

In the video above, you’ll see why: CBS 2 New York called him in as a heating expert when a family in Long Island experienced a traumatically close call with carbon monoxide. What does carbon monoxide have to do with heating system and furnace replacement? We thought we’d take this opportunity to tell Huntington homeowners about furnace safety and how timely furnace replacement and furnace maintenance can help you avoid an incident like the one described above.

Reasons for Furnace Replacement in Huntington, NY

See, your home’s furnace or boiler are alike in that they both create heat by burning fuel. In a more advanced home, your furnace would operate on a natural gas burner — natural gas is far more efficient and economic than oil, which is why we’re such huge advocates of getting an oil to gas conversion for your Long Island home. However, both fuels create byproduct gasses during combustion…and those combustion gasses can be harmful to your health if they reach high enough levels in your home. Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of incomplete production — it is also an invisible and odorless killer.

Older furnaces are one of the most common causes of carbon monoxide furnaces. That’s because, as your furnace ages, it starts to lose efficiency, and less efficiency means more combustion byproduct. Literally, your furnace will burn fuel less cleanly. It also may develop cracks in the body of the unit or in the ventilation that allow CO to escape.

If you own an old heating system or a furnace that is past its warranty, consider furnace replacement. Here are some of the signs that it’s time to call Outstanding for your own furnace replacement today:

Signs You Need Furnace Replacement

Notice any of the following in your furnace? Then call Outstanding, the heating and home safety experts, today.

  • Loud Clanging Noises
  • Higher than Average Monthly Energy Bills
  • Uneven Heating Between Rooms
  • Insufficient or Inconsistent Heat (temperatures not matching thermostat)
  • Cracks or Rust on the Device
  • Visible Damage to the Ventilation or Parts

And remember, the average lifespan of a furnace is 10 to 15 years. If you have a furnace that is older than a decade, it’s time for an inspection. An Outstanding Plumber professional can help you find the best furnace replacement for your Huntington home.

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