CARBONDALE — TE Spall & Son, Inc., located at 58 Hospital St., recently completed National Comfort Institute training and certification for all their Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) field service and installation technicians. The company is one of very few that boast 100% certification in Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety and Combustion analysis. Finally, there is a local expert for the community to deal with CO-related problems and provide prevention services.
Most consumers know little about CO gases and their causes. For example: CO is an odorless, colorless gas formed when fuel doesn’t burn completely.
It can build up to dangerous concentrations indoors. Because it has no odor, color, or taste, CO cannot be detected by smell, taste, or sight.
It is estimated that acute CO poisoning contributes annually to more than 2,000 deaths in the United States.
1 In addition, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 8,000 to 15,000 people each year are examined or treated in hospitals for non-fire related CO poisoning. Breathed over long periods of time, low concentrations of CO may also contribute to other illness.
The best way to confirm there are no dangerous levels of CO gasses in a home is to have a complete home CO check by a certified contractor, like T.E. Spall & Son. During the process, the contractor should check every combustible appliance using a properly calibrated Carbon Monoxide Analyzer.
The contractor should also be checking for correct chimney draft on your fireplace, furnace, and water heater.
“We place a very high value on this type of knowledge and skill,” says Company President Tom Spall.
“It’s important to us that our people can perform these services at a much higher level than most of our competitors.
“In fact – our performance-based services are something that 99% of the HVAC Industry is NOT currently doing. Because of that, we have earned a reputation as a real problem solver in our market.
“We can get to the root of a problem as opposed to just addressing the symptoms of the problem.”
Once all appliances have been checked and received a passing grade, the smartest follow-up is to install a carbon monoxide monitor.
The correct type of monitor is one that will detect CO levels at 5 ppm (parts per million) or higher. This is especially important to families with elderly parents, children of any age, and those with respiratory and heart problems. T.E. Spall & Son can install a professional grade low-level CO monitor that is designed to provide protection for all ages and medical conditions.
For more information on Carbon Monoxide, office or home CO analysis, or CO monitors, contact T.E. Spall & Son at (570) 282-3000.
TE Spall & Son is a family-owned and operated residential and commercial HVAC and plumbing company based in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It has been in business since 1985, employs 24 people, and is on a mission to be the best trained performance-based provider of comfort services as well as delivering more efficient homes and businesses.
National Comfort Institute, Inc. (NCI) is the world leader in HVAC System Performance training and Air Balancing. They created the industry’s best practices, processes, and forms and have been teaching them to HVAC contractors for more than two decades! NCI’s approach differs from other organizations in that they teach HVAC contractors how to thoroughly test and diagnose the system using practical, easy-to-follow methods. NCI coined the phrase “Performance-Based Contracting™”, a unique approach to managing a contracting business through accountability and measurable results. During the past two decades, NCI has trained and certified more than 25,000 HVAC industry professionals. For more information, please call 800-633-7058 or visit www.nationalcomfortinstitute.com.