How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of fumes that could be in your the U.S. home. Natural gas and fumes that originate from household furnishings, flooring and paints. None of them are as threatening as carbon monoxide.

Get in touch with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 right away to start protecting your house against this harmful gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Dangerous?

Carbon monoxide might be an emergency, so it’s not a matter to mess around with.

1. You Can’t Taste It

Carbon monoxide is life-threatening because you cannot see it, sense it with your nose or detect it with your taste buds. It doesn’t cause irritation in small concentrations and can’t be filtered.

2. It Can Be Deadly After Only Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of spent fuel. It can get into your house during the heating season if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace fails. While it depends on how big the leak is and the airflow in a residence, it may become deadly in within minutes.

Once taken in, the gas has a half-life of about five hours. If you are breathing fresh air, it requires five hours to get it out of your bloodstream. It will take an additional five hours to decrease that level by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Act Like Other Illnesses

The gas could also mimic conditions that can be confused with the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other conditions.

How to Guard Your Family from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no point to gamble with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are several steps you can complete to keep your family safe:

    1. Each home with at least one gas appliance, adjoined garage or fireplace should have a carbon monoxide system. You should have a sensor on all levels of your house, on top of the basement and garage. You also should install one inside or outside of each bedroom. Don’t use a carbon monoxide detector in your home?
      Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to purchase one. Ask our specialists about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems.
    1. If you presently own a carbon monoxide system, frequently test or put in new batteries. You should look at batteries every 90 days, and buy a new system every three to five years.
    1. If your carbon monoxide system alerts you to danger, exit your residence without delay and call 911.

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

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be terrifying, and with the right precautions your loved ones can be guarded from the toxic gas. Take the precautions and call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to learn more.

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