Choosing the Right Contractor for Carbon Monoxide Testing
If you have a furnace, hot water tank, gas oven or other fuel burning appliances then it should be important to you to have a contractor that understands exactly how these combustion devices operate. You and your family's safety are at risk if these items are not installed correctly or adjusted occasionally to provide maximum efficiency and minimum exposure to Carbon Monoxide.
Testing appliances for Carbon Monoxide safety and combustion analysis tuning is something most heating and plumbing contractors may have not been properly trained at. The probability is that most contractors will install a new furnace or hot water heater and rarely do any combustion safety and efficiency analysis. Most rely on factory settings that rarely provide maximum efficiency and definitely do not guarantee safety.
Carbon Monoxide testing is a vital process that should be performed on every fuel burning appliance in your home, yet very few HVAC contractors have the knowledge to do these tests properly. Sadly it is not a requirement of the industry or even building codes to mandate this testing.
Therefore, one way to insure you will get the most skilled technician that understands the risks of Carbon Monoxide and maximum appliance efficiency, is to ask if they are a "Certified - CO/Combustion Analyst" by the National Comfort Institute.
National Comfort Institute "Certified" CO/Combustion contractors have received the highest level of training on the hazards of carbon monoxide and how to test for them and the means to prevent them in the future.
Each NCI contractor has complete training on proper procedures for venting, combustion air and fuel adjustment to maximize the efficiency of your fuel burning appliances to verify everything works safely together. This also means the life of your equipment should be extended because of less wear and tear.
National Comfort Institute has taken over 30 years of testing in the field experience and developed proper protocols for evaluating total equipment operation. Then through comprehensive training, NCI contractors receive the knowledge and skills to detect problems and make the necessary adjustments and repairs.
All NCI "Certified - CO/Combustion Analyst" must pass a written exam after completing training; Technicians are awarded a two-year Certification that identifies them as someone possessing the most advance knowledge to service your equipment.
As a consumer, hiring an NCI "Certified" contractor should provide you with added confidence you have secured the services of the most skilled technician in the HVAC industry.