How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of vapors that could be in your the U.S. home. Natural gas and vapors that come from home furniture, flooring and paints. Not one of these fumes are as dangerous as carbon monoxide. 

Get in touch with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 today to start shielding your loved ones against this toxic gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Deadly? 

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

1. You Can’t Taste It 

Carbon monoxide is so unsafe because you can’t observe it, smell it with your nose or recognize it with your taste buds. It’s not as dangerous in low concentrations and can’t be purified. 

2. It Can Be Lethal in Just a Few Minutes 

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

Once inhaled, it has a half-life of about five hours. If you are inhaling fresh air, you will need five hours to remove it from your system. It requires an extra five hours to reduce that level by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Mirror Other Illnesses 

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

How to Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide 

There’s no point to take a chance with carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Here are three precautions you can take to keep your family safe: 

  1. Every house with at least one gas furnace, adjoined garage or fireplace should have a carbon monoxide alarm. It’s necessary to have an alarm on each level of your residence, in addition to 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 buy one. Ask our specialists about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems. 
  1. If you currently use a carbon monoxide detector, consistently look at or replace the batteries. You should look at batteries every season, and replace the alarm every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide detector alerts you to danger, exit your house immediately and dial 911. 

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

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be scary, and with the recommended actions your house 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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