We need to ask you some important questions about your home’s heater, so that you can take control over your family’s health and comfort. Is your heating system operating safely? Are all of the components in good shape? How can you tell?

This year, when you first turn on your heating system, it may seem as though everything is working properly. But hidden dangers and malfunctions can hide within the system, and you must have these taken care of ASAP. Here’s what you cannot really know—unless you get a heating inspection from a professional technician.

If your heating system is leaking carbon monoxide

It is very difficult to know whether your heating system has this hidden danger without a thorough inspection. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless toxic gas that can go undetected in a home. And, unfortunately, hundreds of people die of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning each year, and many more are sent to the hospital.

Today’s heating systems are safer than ever, and built-in safety switches help to prevent carbon monoxide leaks and other issues. But that doesn’t mean you are protected. A cracked heat exchanger may allow CO to leak into your home instead of venting to the outdoors, and only experienced contractors can tell whether your heat exchanger is in good shape.

If a component is nearing failure

Often, a heating system breakdown is completely preventable—as long as homeowners schedule a preseason inspection. You don’t want to be stuck in the middle of the coldest night without any heat, so schedule your heating inspection as early as possible and find out if anything needs repair.

If a component of your heating system needs replacement, it’s better to find out about it now than to wait for the heater to fail. This can result in higher costs (since emergency heating repair tends to be more expensive). Besides, who wants to deal with a broken-down furnace in the middle of winter?

Don’t wait any longer to make sure your heating system is safe! Call Air Services Unlimited for quality heating inspections from technicians you can trust in the Vidor, TX area.