How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are many vapors that could be within your West Palm Beach residence. Natural gas and gases that come from residential furnishings, flooring and paints. Not a one of them are as hazardous as carbon monoxide.

Get in touch with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 561-629-1826 today to get started protecting your home against this harmful gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Bad?

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

1. You Can’t Taste It

Carbon monoxide is life-threatening because you aren’t able to see it, sense it with your nose or detect it with your taste buds. It’s nonirritating in little concentrations and can’t be filtered.

2. It Can Be Fatal in Just a Few Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a result of spent fuel. It can filter into your house during the heating season if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace fails. Depending on how considerable the leak is and the airflow in a house, carbon monoxide can become fatal in only a few minutes.

Once taken in, the gas has a half-life of around five hours. If you are inhaling clean air, you will need five hours to get it out of your system. It will take an extra five hours to decrease that concentration by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Symptoms Can Mimic Other Illnesses

It may also cause symptoms that can be misdiagnosed as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other illnesses.

How to Guard Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no reason to risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are some things you can do to keep your house safe:

  1. Each house with at least one natural gas heater, connected garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide alarm. You need to have a sensor on each level of your house, including the basement and garage. You also should install one inside or outside of each bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide system in your home?
    Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 561-629-1826 to purchase one. Ask our Experts about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms.
  2. If you already have a carbon monoxide alarm, regularly check or swap out the batteries. You should check batteries every three months, and replace the system every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide system goes off, leave your home right away and call 911.

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

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be scary, and with the recommended actions your loved ones can be guarded from the hazardous gas. Take the precautions and call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 561-629-1826 to learn more.