How Do You Look for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of fumes that could be in your Philadelphia residence. Natural gas and vapors that originate from residential furnishings, flooring and paints. None of these fumes are as threatening as carbon monoxide. 

Call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850 today to get started defending your residence against this dangerous gas. 

Service Experts Video about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Dangerous? 

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

1. You Can’t Taste It 

Carbon monoxide is so unsafe because you cannot view it, smell it with your nose or taste it. It’s not as dangerous in little concentrations and can’t be filtrated. 

2. It Can Be Lethal After Only 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 fails. Based on how big the leak is and the airflow in a residence, it can become deadly in just a few minutes. 

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

3. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Mimic Other Illnesses 

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

How to Defend Your Residence from Carbon Monoxide 

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

Here are some precautions you can take to keep your family safe: 

  1. Every home with at least one fuel-burning appliance, attached garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide system. You need to have an alarm on each level of your home, on top of the basement and garage. You also should install one inside or outside of every bedroom. Don’t use a carbon monoxide alarm in your home? 
    Call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850 to get one. Ask our specialists about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems. 
  1. If you presently use a carbon monoxide detector, regularly test or put in new batteries. You should look at batteries every 90 days, and get a new alarm every three to five years. 
  1. If your carbon monoxide detector sounds, exit your house immediately and call 911. 

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

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

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