How Do You Look for Carbon Monoxide?

There are many gases that could be inside your Fort Myers home. Natural gas and gases that derive from household furniture, carpeting and paints. Not one of them are as threatening as carbon monoxide.

Reach Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 239-908-6991 today to get started protecting your family against this toxic gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Toxic?

Carbon monoxide could be a life and death situation, so it’s not a matter to take lightly.

1. You Can’t Taste It

Carbon monoxide is life-threatening because you can’t view it, smell it with your nose or detect it with your taste buds. It doesn’t cause irritation in low concentrations and can’t be purified.

2. It Can Be Deadly in Just a Few Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a result of spent fuel. It can filter into your home during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace fails. Depending on how big the leak is and the circulation in a home, carbon monoxide may become fatal in just a few minutes.

Once breathed in, it has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are taking in clean air, it requires five hours to take it out of your body. You will need another five hours to reduce that amount by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Symptoms Can Act Like Other Illnesses

Carbon monoxide could also cause symptoms that can be confused with the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other conditions.

How to Guard Your Family from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no justification to risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

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

  1. Your home with at least one gas heater, attached garage or fireplace should have a carbon monoxide detector. You need to have a sensor on each level of your residence, in addition to the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of each bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide system in your house?
    Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 239-908-6991 to purchase one. Ask our pros about our economical Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems.
  2. If you already use a carbon monoxide alarm, consistently look at or replace the batteries. You should test batteries every 90 days, and replace the system every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide system sounds, exit your house right away and dial 911.

Protect Your Family with Help from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the proper steps your loved ones can be protected from the dangerous gas. Take the necessary steps and call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 239-908-6991 to learn more.