The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide!

February 3rd, 2017

JK Mechanical Technician - Chris Broyles

By: Chris Broyles – Commercial HVAC Service Manager

CO detection is a very serious issue that I have personally had a run-in with, so I thought I would share my story. Years ago I was performing planned maintenance on a medical building in Conestoga. The building had 7 or 8 gas furnaces in the attic. I started with the furnace on the one end of the attic and worked my way toward the access, which was in the middle of the building. When I completed the maintenance on the units at that side of the building, I had such a splitting headache that I thought I should go lay down for a second to see if I could get the headache to subside.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling brand-name dehumidifiers purchased at large box retailers over the course of a ten year period. The recall is targeting purchases that took place from January 2003 through December 2013 that range in value from $100 to $300.

While JK Mechanical doesn’t sell these products, there are approximately 3.4 million units currently on the market and it’s our priority to make sure our community and our neighbors are safe. The recall was prompted by 38 reports of smoke and fire, resulting in a reported $4.8 million in property damages.

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When the weather outside is frightful, it’s important to make sure that the inside of your house is delightful. When the snow is falling and the temperatures are hitting subzero, don’t just dream of being on the beach to keep warm. Take steps to keep your house feeling warm and comfortable by using these smart energy solutions and tips to keep your home warm, day and night.

Stay Warm in Lancaster
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but also the least energy efficient time of the year. With heating bills rising and electric in your house being used more during the winter months, your christmas shopping bill won’t be the only thing to break your bank. However, you don’t have to be a scrooge in order to save money on your energy bill. Put your light display up and enjoy it too!

Holiday Lights Display
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There are a number of energy saving tips that can reduce your electric bill and help protect the environment. However, sometimes people follow techniques that they think will reduce their energy consumption, but which end up costing them more overall. To stay savvy about your energy use, here are some myths about HVAC that you’ve probably heard, and maybe even follow.


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