How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of vapors that could be inside your the U.S. home. Natural gas and vapors that derive from residential fixtures, carpeting and paints. None of them are as hazardous as carbon monoxide.

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

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Detrimental to Your Health?

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

1. You Can’t Taste It

Carbon monoxide is life-threatening because you aren’t able to see it, sense it with your nose or recognize it with your taste buds. It’s not as dangerous in little amounts and can’t be purified.

2. It Can Be Lethal in Just a Few Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of used fuel. It can leak into your residence during the heating season if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. Based on how considerable the leak is and the airflow in a home, carbon monoxide may become deadly in just a few minutes.

Once inhaled, carbon monoxide has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are inhaling clean air, it requires five hours to remove it from your system. You will need an additional five hours to reduce that concentration by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Act Like Other Illnesses

It can also mirror conditions that can be misdiagnosed as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other illnesses.

How to Guard Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

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

Here are three ways you can do to keep your house safe:

    1. Your home with at least one natural gas appliance, attached garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide alarm. It’s necessary to have a sensor on every level of your home, in addition to the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of each bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide detector in your house?
      Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to buy one. Ask our Experts about our economical Wi-Fi carbon monoxide detectors.
    1. If you already use a carbon monoxide alarm, consistently test or replace the batteries. You should look at batteries every three months, and get a new detector every three to five years.
    1. If your carbon monoxide sensor sounds, leave your house immediately and call 911.

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

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the recommended actions your loved ones can be safe from the hazardous gas. Make the proper changes and call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to learn more.

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