How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of gases that could be in your Denver house. Natural gas and fumes that come from residential furniture, carpet and paints. None of these fumes are as dangerous as carbon monoxide.

Get in touch with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 303-647-5853 today to begin shielding your house against this toxic gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Detrimental to Your Health?

Carbon monoxide may be a major concern, so it’s not a thing to joke about.

1. You Can’t Smell It

Carbon monoxide is deadly because you aren’t able to view it, sense it with your nose or detect it with your taste buds. It’s nonirritating in low doses and can’t be filtrated.

2. It Can Be Deadly After Only Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of used fuel. It can creep into your home during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. While it depends on how big the leak is and the ventilation in a home, the gas can become lethal in just a few minutes.

Once taken in, the gas has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are inhaling clean air, it will take five hours to take it out of your bloodstream. It will take another five hours to decrease that concentration by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Act Like Other Illnesses

Carbon monoxide can also mimic illnesses that can be misdiagnosed as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other things.

How to Guard Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no reason to risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are some ways you can complete to keep your home safe:

  1. Every home with at least one gas furnace, attached garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide alarm. It’s necessary to have an alarm on each level of your house, including the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of every bedroom. Don’t use a carbon monoxide system in your residence?
    Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 303-647-5853 to purchase one. Ask our specialists about our reasonable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems.
  2. If you currently own a carbon monoxide alarm, regularly check or replace the batteries. You should test batteries every three months, and get a new alarm every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide alarm alerts you to danger, get out of your residence immediately and call 911.

Protect Your Loved Ones with Assistance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the recommended actions your family can be safe from the toxic gas. Take the necessary steps and call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 303-647-5853 to learn more.

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