How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a lot of gases that could be in your Philadelphia home. Natural gas and vapors that derive from home fixtures, carpet and paints. Not a one of these gases are as dangerous as carbon monoxide. 

Get in touch with Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850 now to start protecting your residence against this toxic gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Toxic? 

Carbon monoxide may be a major concern, so it’s not a matter to mess around with. 

1. You Can’t Taste It 

Carbon monoxide is hazardous because you can’t see it, smell it with your nose or taste it. It’s nonirritating in small doses and can’t be filtered. 

2. It Can Be Deadly in Just a Few Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a side effect of used fuel. It can get into your house during the heating season if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace breaks. Depending on how considerable the leak is and the ventilation in a residence, carbon monoxide can become lethal in within minutes. 

Once inhaled, carbon monoxide has a half-life of about five hours. If you are breathing fresh air, you will need five hours to remove it from your body. You will need an additional five hours to cut that concentration by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Act Like 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 Protect Your Home from Carbon Monoxide 

There’s no justification to risk carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Here are some precautions you can complete to keep your residence safe: 

  1. Each home with at least one natural gas furnace, adjoined garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide detector. You need to have an alarm on all levels of your home, on top of the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of all bedrooms. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide detector in your residence? 
    Call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850 to buy one. Ask our specialists about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms. 
  1. If you already use a carbon monoxide detector, consistently look at or put in new batteries. You should test batteries every 90 days, and buy a new alarm every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide sensor sounds, exit your house right away and call 911. 

Keep Your Family Safe with Support from Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning 

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the right precautions your house can be guarded from the hazardous gas. Take the precautions and call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850 to learn more. 

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