carbon monoxide detectors

November 8, 2016

How to Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors

It can get a bit chilly in the Peachtree City area, which means sooner or later you’ll need to rely on your home’s heating system. But before you crank up the furnace or fireplace, you should make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.   Colorless, odorless and tasteless, carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that’s a common byproduct of gas-powered furnaces, ranges and water heaters, as well as wood stoves and fireplaces. Lax maintenance or malfunction, combined […]
March 13, 2014

How to Protect Your Family from CO Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible killer. You can’t smell it, see it, or taste it. It’s a poisonous gas that comes from combustion sources such as car engines, gas generators, furnaces, grills, fireplaces, wood stoves, and gas or kerosene space heaters. Every year, carbon monoxide accidentally kills about 150 people in the United States. Many more people suffer CO poisoning due to faulty furnaces and appliances. Symptoms of CO poisoning include headaches, nausea, difficulty breathing, dizziness, drowsiness and becoming light-headed. […]
October 4, 2013

Carbon Monoxide Detectors — Important Protection From Silent, Deadly Gases

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless poisonous gas that is impossible to detect without mechanical assistance. It is extremely dangerous to humans and can prove fatal or cause serious injury. Fortunately, it can be detected with carbon monoxide detectors. In recent years, CO detectors have become as mandatory for proper home safety as smoke detectors. Though CO detectors are effective, precautions should be taken to avoid CO from being released into your living spaces in the first place. CO is formed […]
January 8, 2013

Gas Furnace Safety Tips

A gas furnace provides one of the most efficient, cost effective and safest ways you can heat your home. But keep in mind that you’re dealing with an appliance that uses a combustible fuel, so there are a few safety considerations to keep in mind. Here are a few safety tips if you’re using a gas furnace: Always install a carbon monoxide detector at least 15 feet away from your furnace, and at eye level. Carbon monoxide is an invisible, […]