Homeowners in Asheville, NC can benefit greatly from regular CO testing by our professionals at 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that is fatal if present at certain levels. It kills stealthily by replacing the oxygen in your blood with itself. It’s a byproduct of gas-fueled appliances and must be vented to the outside.
If you have gas appliances in your home, professional carbon monoxide testing is a safety precaution that you can use alongside the regular CO detectors on your property. Our team can also provide carbon dioxide testing services to evaluate your overall indoor air quality.
CO Testing in Asheville
To test for carbon monoxide, our professionals come to your home and use an electric detector to find the gas and determine how much is in your home. These detectors are more sensitive than detectors you buy in a store and can find even the tiniest amounts of CO. The inspector will spend about 10 minutes at each of your gas-fueled appliances and then give you a report on what they’ve discovered. They’ll give you recommendations on what you should do depending on the results of the report. You should have CO testing of your gas appliances at least once a year or if you suspect that carbon monoxide is an issue in your home.
You might suspect that there’s too much carbon monoxide in the air of your home if you see or experience the following.
- Yellow instead of blue flames on your gas stove
- Pilot lights faltering
- Solid fuel fires taking a long time to burn
- Physical symptoms
Experiencing physical symptoms due to carbon monoxide poisoning can be tricky because some of the symptoms are vague at first or are symptoms of other conditions. They include headaches, nausea, dizziness, weakness, and chest pains. You should notice if everyone in your household, including your pets, is displaying these symptoms and if they improve right away when you leave your house. Our technicians will ask you if you’re experiencing physical symptoms as part of overall carbon monoxide testing.
Trusted Carbon Dioxide Testing Team
Many of our Asheville customers depend on gas to both heat their homes during the winters and cook their food. For them, CO testing is a must. 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air is proud to have served our customers since 2007. Our technicians are NATE certified and eager to keep up to date with the latest advances in HVAC technology. We are also a Lennox Premier Dealer and are certified by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association. Our shop is conveniently located on Stone Ridge Boulevard and is proud to serve all of Asheville and the surrounding area.
If you have gas appliances and need carbon monoxide testing, don’t hesitate to call us today.