How Do You Look for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of fumes that could be within your Charleston house. Natural gas and gases that come from household furnishings, flooring and paints. None of these fumes are as threatening as carbon monoxide.

Get in touch with Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 843-410-6103 now to start protecting your loved ones against this dangerous gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Deadly?

Carbon monoxide might be an emergency, so it’s not something to mess around with.

1. You Can’t Taste It

Carbon monoxide is life-threatening because you aren’t able to view it, smell it with your nose or recognize it with your taste buds. It doesn’t cause irritation in low doses and can’t be filtrated.

2. It Can Be Lethal After Only Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a result of used fuel. It can creep into your house during cold weather if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace cracks. Based on how large the leak is and the circulation in a house, carbon monoxide could become fatal in within minutes.

Once breathed in, it has a half-life of around five hours. If you are inhaling clean air, it requires five hours to remove it from your bloodstream. It requires another five hours to decrease that amount by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Mirror Other Illnesses

The gas may also mimic illnesses that can be confused with the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other illnesses.

How to Defend Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no justification to gamble with carbon monoxide poisoning.

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

  1. Your house with at least one fuel-burning heater, attached garage or fireplace needs to have a carbon monoxide system. You need to have an alarm on all levels of your home, including the basement and garage. You also should have one installed inside or outside of each bedroom. Don’t use a carbon monoxide alarm in your residence?
    Call Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 843-410-6103 to purchase one. Ask our technicians about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide detectors.
  2. If you already use a carbon monoxide alarm, consistently look at or replace the batteries. You should look at batteries every three months, and get a new detector every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide alarm alerts you to danger, leave your residence right away and dial 911.

Keep Your Family Safe with Assistance from Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be scary, and with the proper steps your loved ones can be protected from the dangerous gas. Take the necessary steps and call Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 843-410-6103 to learn more.