Empire HVAC talks about Boiler Safety

Earlier this week, a boiler problem at Finch Elementary in Atlanta, Georgia produced a carbon monoxide leak that sickened dozens. Since Monday’s incident, the school district determined the problem occurred after maintenance workers forgot to flip a valve on the heating system that overloaded the boiler and caused the carbon monoxide leak.

Reporters with the Atlanta Journal Constitution and WSB-TV Channel 2 News contacted Empire Heating & Air Conditioning’s owner Martin Hoover to gain an expert’s opinion on boilers and heating systems. As a result of those interviews, Martin wanted to remind the community about the importance of boiler service, heating system inspections, and carbon monoxide detectors. Empire HVAC recently wrote blog posts on all of these topics.

On November 26th, Empire published the post about “Why Does My Boiler Need Servicing?” Click here to read the entire post. In summary, a boiler has a complex system of safety devices that are designed to ensure that the boiler operates safely. These safety devices should be inspected and checked annually to ensure they work properly and that any malfunctioning safety devices are replaced. One important check is related to the flue and its termination points. The flue routes carbon monoxide and the by-products of combustion safely to the outdoors where it naturally rises and dissipates into the atmosphere. Flues should be inspected to ensure that they are secure, tight and sealed. The termination point requires a safe path for these gases to exhaust.

On November 7th, Empire published the post about “Empire Technicians Equipped with CO Angels to keep you safe this Heating Season”. Click here to read the entire post. In summary, Empire Heating and Air Conditioning has equipped all service technicians with the NSI5000 CO Angel device to detect carbon monoxide in all the spaces they service. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas, which can cause sudden illness and death. Every minute counts when challenged with situations where dangerous carbon monoxide levels are suspected.

On October 26th, Empire published “Fall Season To-Do List – Heating Tune-Up”. Click here to read the entire post. In summary, Fall is the perfect time for a furnace tune-up. This task should be on the Fall season to-do list for all of metro Atlanta homeowners. Potential hazards could have developed during the spring and summer seasons. For your family to be safe and comfortable all winter long have the heating system checked now before the cold temperatures set in.

Empire Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you with all of these issues. We serve the metro Atlanta area in Georgia including DeKalb, Fulton, Forsyth, and Gwinnett counties. Call us at 404-294-0900 to schedule an appointment today.