How Do You Look for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of fumes that could be inside your the U.S. home. Natural gas and fumes that originate from residential fixtures, carpeting and paints. Not a one of these fumes are as threatening as carbon monoxide.

Reach Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 now to start shielding your home against this dangerous gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Poisonous?

Carbon monoxide may be a major concern, so it’s not a thing to joke about.

1. You Can’t Taste It

Carbon monoxide is life-threatening because you aren’t able to view it, smell it with your nose or recognize it with your taste buds. It’s nonirritating in little doses and can’t be filtrated.

2. It Can Be Deadly in Just a Few Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of burnt fuel. It can filter into your home during the heating season if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. Depending on how big the leak is and the airflow in a residence, it may become lethal in only a few minutes.

Once breathed in, it has a half-life of around five hours. If you are inhaling fresh air, you will need five hours to take it out of your bloodstream. You will need another five hours to cut that level by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Resemble Other Illnesses

It could also cause symptoms that can be confused with the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other illnesses.

How to Guard Your Family from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no reason to risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are several precautions you can complete to keep your house safe:

    1. Every residence with at least one fuel-burning heater, attached garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide detector. It’s necessary to have an alarm on each level of your residence, in addition to the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of each bedroom. Don’t use a carbon monoxide alarm in your residence?
      Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to get one. Ask our techs about our reasonable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms.
    1. If you presently own a carbon monoxide alarm, consistently check or put in new batteries. You should check batteries every three months, and replace the system every three to five years.
    1. If your carbon monoxide system goes off, exit your residence right away and dial 911.

Keep Your Family Safe with Support from Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be terrifying, and with the recommended actions your house can be protected from the dangerous gas. Take the necessary steps and call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to learn more.

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