How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of vapors that could be within your Columbus home. Natural gas and fumes that derive from home furnishings, carpeting and paints. None of them are as dangerous as carbon monoxide.

Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 614-334-3192 today to begin shielding your home against this toxic gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Bad?

Carbon monoxide may be a big deal, so it’s not a matter to joke about.

1. You Can’t See It

Carbon monoxide is dangerous because you cannot see it, smell it with your nose or taste it. It’s not as dangerous in low doses and can’t be filtrated.

2. It Can Be Fatal After Only Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of burnt fuel. It can get into your residence during the heating season if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. While it depends on how large the leak is and the circulation in a house, the gas may become lethal in only a few minutes.

Once inhaled, carbon monoxide has a half-life of about five hours. If you are taking in clean air, it will take five hours to take it out of your system. It requires another five hours to reduce that level by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Mirror Other Illnesses

It can also mirror symptoms that can be mistaken as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other things.

How to Protect Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no point to risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are several ways you can do to keep your residence safe:

  1. Your house with at least one natural gas appliance, attached garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide alarm. You need to have an alarm on all levels of your house, in addition to the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of every bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide alarm in your home?
    Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 614-334-3192 to purchase one. Ask our techs about our economical Wi-Fi carbon monoxide detectors.
  2. If you currently have a carbon monoxide detector, frequently check or put in new batteries. You should test batteries every season, and get a new system every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide detector alerts you to danger, leave your house right away and dial 911.

Protect Your Loved Ones with Assistance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the recommended actions your home can be guarded from the hazardous gas. Take the precautions and call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 614-334-3192 to learn more.

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