Houston, TX, December 29, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- As Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City and other nearby cities brace for winter cold this week, Houston Furnace Service expert, Bright Ashaka says now is the best time to have a heater professional check your furnace for dangerous gas leaks.
Ashaka is the president of Katy, Texas based Alpha 4 Real AC and Heating Service (http://www.alpha4realac.com). He is a 30-year veteran of air conditioning and heater furnace service in the Texas Gulf Coast.
“Many residents are not aware that they could be having this dangerous problem like now. This highly toxic and very dangerous gas could be slowly leaking into their homes and they do not know it,” Ashaka said in his Katy, Texas office today.
According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/466.html), “Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas.” Carbon Monoxide is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas.
The CPSC said about 170 deaths occur annually as a result of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
“On average, about 170 people in the United States die every year from CO produced by non-automotive consumer products. These products include malfunctioning fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, ranges, water heaters and room heaters,” the government agency reports on its website.
Mr. Ashaka said one of the best ways to detect Carbon Monoxide leak in the home is to have a heater professional test the indoor air quality at home and service the furnace to ensure it is working optimally.
“Most families are now cranking up their heaters to keep warm. That is good. The only problem is that some of the families have not had their furnaces checked to ensure there is no problem and that can be dangerous. Call a heater professional now and have your heater checked,” Ashaka warned.
“Now is the time to have the furnace checked. It is better to be safe than sorry. At Alpha 4 Real AC and Heating Service, we not only service AC and Heaters, we test and monitor indoor air quality to ensure there is no gas leak that could harm the family,” Ashaka added.
Alpha 4 Real AC and Heating offers free estimates and lots of discounts for AC and Heater repair at 281-347-7325 or through the website at http://www.alpha4realac.com.