How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are many fumes that could be in your the U.S. house. Natural gas and fumes that derive from residential furniture, carpeting and paints. Not one of them are as hazardous as carbon monoxide. 

Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 today to begin protecting your home against this dangerous gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Bad? 

Carbon monoxide may be a serious issue, so it’s not a thing to mess around with. 

1. You Can’t See It 

Carbon monoxide is dangerous because you cannot view it, detect it with your nose or taste it. It’s nonirritating in little amounts and can’t be filtered. 

2. It Can Be Lethal in Just a Few Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of burnt fuel. It can creep into your house during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. While it depends on how large the leak is and the airflow in a residence, the gas could become deadly in only a few minutes. 

Once inhaled, the gas has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are inhaling clean air, it will take five hours to take it out of your body. It requires an extra five hours to cut that amount by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Symptoms Can Act Like Other Illnesses 

Carbon monoxide could also mirror illnesses that can be mistaken as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other conditions. 

How to Guard Your Home from Carbon Monoxide 

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

Here are several ways you can take to keep your house safe: 

  1. Your home with at least one gas appliance, connected garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide detector. You should have a detector on every level of your house, including the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of every 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 pros about our reasonable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms. 
  1. If you presently have a carbon monoxide system, frequently check or swap out the batteries. You should test batteries every season, and replace the detector every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide sensor goes off, get out of your house immediately and phone 911. 

Protect Your Loved Ones with Help from Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing 

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

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