How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of fumes that could be inside your Ocala house. Natural gas and gases that derive from residential furniture, carpet and paints. None of these fumes are as hazardous as carbon monoxide.

Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 352-414-4006 right away to get started defending your home against this toxic gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Poisonous?

Carbon monoxide might be a serious issue, so it’s not a matter to joke about.

1. You Can’t Taste It

Carbon monoxide is so unsafe because you can’t see it, smell it with your nose or recognize it with your taste buds. It’s not as dangerous in small amounts and can’t be filtrated.

2. It Can Be Fatal in Just a Few Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a result of spent fuel. It can creep into your house during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. While it depends on how large the leak is and the circulation in a home, carbon monoxide may become fatal in just a few minutes.

Once inhaled, carbon monoxide has a half-life of around five hours. If you are taking in fresh air, you will need five hours to remove it from your body. It requires an extra five hours to reduce that amount by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Symptoms Can Act Like Other Illnesses

Carbon monoxide can also cause conditions that can be mistaken as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other things.

How to Defend Your Family from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no justification to take a chance with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are some steps you can do to keep your family safe:

  1. Your home with at least one gas heater, adjoined garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide alarm. You need to have an alarm on every level of your house, on top of the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of each bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide alarm in your residence?
    Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 352-414-4006 to purchase one. Ask our techs about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems.
  2. If you currently own a carbon monoxide detector, consistently check or swap out the batteries. You should look at batteries every three months, and replace the detector every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide alarm sounds, exit your house without delay and phone 911.

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

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the right precautions your family can be guarded from the toxic gas. Take the precautions and call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 352-414-4006 to learn more.