Detect Carbon Monoxide in Your Home With Our Safety Systems
Getting the correct carbon monoxide detector for your home is extremely important. Not only can carbon monoxide poisoning make you sick, in some cases it can be fatal. If you have a fossil-fuel burning appliance, you should ensure that you have at least one or more carbon monoxide detectors inside your home. To find out more about getting a carbon monoxide detector installed in your home, give us a call at 806.795.1207 today!
Carbon monoxide detectors are an invaluable investment for your home’s protection and safety.
How a Carbon Monoxide Detector Works
Carbon monoxide detectors can vary in how they work, but will generally signal an alarm if they absorb, detect or come into contact with carbon monoxide. Most carbon monoxide detectors utilize technology that triggers an alarm after a chemical reaction takes place within the device. Biometric sensors use a gel, metal oxide semiconductors use silica chips and electrochemical sensors use chemical solutions.
How to Know if Your Carbon Monoxide Detector Has Detected Dangerous Gas
Some homeowners may not know the frequency with which you will hear beeps when your carbon monoxide detector is going off versus it having dead batteries. If you hear your carbon monoxide detector beeping around one beep per second, you should not mistake this alarm for a dead battery and you should evacuate your home. However, if your carbon monoxide detector is beeping once every minute, you most likely just need to change the batteries.
Where a Carbon Monoxide Detector Should be Placed
When you are trying to determine where you should place your carbon monoxide detector, you should locate the appliance you intend on using it for. It is best to place a carbon monoxide detector around 5 feet above the floor or on the ceiling a few feet away from your stove, fireplace or furnace. Placing the carbon monoxide detector directly above or near the appliance can cause the carbon monoxide detector to be inaccurate.
How Many Carbon Monoxide Detectors You Should Have
The number of carbon monoxide detectors you should have will vary by household. You should have at least one carbon monoxide detector placed on each floor of your home. You should also ensure that each bedroom has a carbon monoxide detector near it. If you have a garage, you should place one right by the door to the garage. You should also make sure that you have one located near fossil-fuel burning appliances. To find out more about our carbon monoxide detector services, call Hart Heating & AC today!