How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of fumes that could be within your Columbus home. Natural gas and gases that derive from residential furniture, carpeting and paints. Not one 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 life and death situation, so it’s not something to take lightly.

1. You Can’t See It

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

2. It Can Be Fatal in Just a Few Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a result 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 big the leak is and the airflow in a residence, the gas may become lethal in only a few minutes.

Once breathed in, carbon monoxide has a half-life of about five hours. If you are taking in pure air, you will need five hours to remove it from your system. You will need another five hours to decrease that level by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Mirror Other Illnesses

It may 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 take to keep your home safe:

  1. Your residence with at least one natural gas heater, attached garage or fireplace needs to have a carbon monoxide alarm. You should have a detector on each level of your house, in addition to the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of all bedrooms. Don’t use 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 replace the batteries. You should test batteries every 90 days, and replace the alarm every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide sensor sounds, leave your house right away and dial 911.

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

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be scary, 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.