carbon monoxide

December 29, 2011

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: It’s Important To Have Them, But It’s Also Important To Have Them In The Right Places

It’s important to install carbon-monoxide (CO) detectors to protect yourself from CO dangers, but once you have them, if you don’t install them in the right places, they can’t protect you from accidental poisoning as well as they should. CO detectors are essential for your protection, because carbon monoxide has no color, smell or taste. So having detectors in your home is the only way to know if you have a problem. And CO acts swiftly, leading to debilitating illness […]
December 4, 2012

Working With Your Heating-System Tech: Furnace Terms It’s Smart To Know

You’re not expected to know the inside and outside of your heating system. It’s complicated stuff. That’s why most homeowners rely on a professional HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technician to service it every year. However, it does help to know some of the terminology. Not only will it make working with your heating-system tech much easier, it will also help you grasp a basic idea of how your heating system works. Here are a few terms which can help […]
February 5, 2013

Carbon Monoxide Can Creep Into Your Home If Your Garage Isn’t Sealed Off

It’s convenient to have an attached garage, but it’s also important that you recognize the potential risks that they pose to your family’s well-being.   When your house is not properly sealed from your garage, carbon monoxide (CO) produced by your car and other sources can creep into the living areas of your house. By taking measures to prevent the poisonous gas from entering your house, you can enjoy the benefits of your attached garage without the element of danger. […]
October 31, 2013

CO Poisoning: It Can Happen Anytime of Year

Most people think of carbon monoxide or CO poisoning as a problem that occurs most often during the heating months, as a result of faulty heating systems and other appliances and fixtures that burn fuel. While it’s certainly important to properly maintain your HVAC equipment, you should also be aware that CO poisoning is not just a problem that occurs in the winter; it can be a threat to your family throughout the year. Carbon monoxide is present in more […]