CO detectors

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 […]
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 […]
April 8, 2014

CO Poisoning Prevention Tips to Protect You and Your Family

One of the biggest dangers to you and anyone else in your home is carbon monoxide (CO). It is a molecule that is produced during combustion when there is not sufficient oxygen present, and is dangerous to people. Signs of CO Poisoning You can become poisoned from even low amounts of CO. At a low dose, you will likely experience headaches, trouble breathing, nausea, discomfort and confusion. Higher amounts of CO will exacerbate these symptoms and are often fatal. If […]
November 3, 2016

Put Your Furnace on Your Checklist This Season

Start the heating season with a clean furnace to save energy dollars and ensure your family’s comfort and safety. Since furnaces use combustible fuel, they should be checked at least once during the heating season by a licensed HVAC professional. Check and change the air filter. It may not seem like an important part of your HVAC system, but the filter impacts the system’s efficiency and lifetime. When they’re overly dirty, furnaces have to work harder and longer, which shortens […]