How Do You Check for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of gases that could be in your Philadelphia home. Natural gas and vapors that come from home furniture, carpet and paints. None of these fumes are as threatening as carbon monoxide. 

Call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850 now to start shielding your house against this harmful gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Deadly? 

Carbon monoxide could be a serious issue, so it’s not a thing to mess around with. 

1. You Can’t See It 

Carbon monoxide is life-threatening because you cannot observe it, smell it with your nose or taste it. It’s nonirritating in little doses and can’t be filtrated. 

2. It Can Be Deadly Within Minutes 

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of burnt fuel. It can creep into your house during the heating season if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace fails. Based on how big the leak is and the airflow in a house, the gas could become fatal in only a few minutes. 

Once taken in, carbon monoxide has a half-life of about five hours. If you are breathing pure air, you will need five hours to take it out of your system. It requires another five hours to decrease that concentration by half. 

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Mirror Other Illnesses 

It could also mirror symptoms that can be misdiagnosed as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other things. 

How to Defend Your Home from Carbon Monoxide 

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

Here are three things you can complete to keep your home safe: 

  1. Each home with at least one natural gas heater, attached garage or fireplace needs to have a carbon monoxide alarm. You need to have a sensor on each level of your residence, on top of the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of each bedroom. Aren’t using a carbon monoxide alarm in your house? 
    Call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850 to buy one. Ask our technicians about our reasonable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide detectors. 
  1. If you presently have a carbon monoxide alarm, regularly look at or swap out the batteries. You should look at batteries every 90 days, and replace the system every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide detector sounds, get out of your house right away and dial 911. 

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

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be terrifying, and with the recommended actions your loved ones can be safe from the toxic gas. Take the necessary steps and call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850 to learn more. 

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