How To Detect A Carbon Monoxide Leak
September, 8th, 2016
Carbon monoxide: you can’t see it, you can’t smell it, and you can’t taste it, but it will kill you if not detected. There was a time when licensed, professional plumbing and heating contractors were the only people that had the capabilities to detect carbon monoxide in your home or other buildings.
Technology has now made it possible for homeowners to purchase carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. If you are considering purchasing a CO detector for your home, be sure to research the different variations so that you purchase exactly what you want. Not only will you find that the prices will vary greatly, you will also discover that there are some that only give off audible warnings, some give off visual warnings and some do both. There are some that only use batteries. Some that must be plugged in, and you guessed it, some take both A/C and batteries. So before purchasing one for your home, make sure to pay attention to both the quality and the prices before deciding on one.
One of the most important things you need to know is what sources have the potential to leak carbon monoxide into your home if not working correctly. They include: fireplaces, space heaters, furnaces, hot water heaters, gas generators, and auto exhaust from your vehicles. If one of these appliances is not working correctly, have your home checked for carbon monoxide leaks right away. Having a licensed heating and air company service these appliances annually, will help insure that this deadly gas will not leak into your home.
CO detectors look a lot like smoke detectors. Be sure you pay attention to what you are purchasing so that you know exactly what you are getting. There are simple detectors that will give visual only warnings. Some have both A/C power and backup batteries. You can even purchase combination detectors that are both smoke detectors and CO detectors.
Install Nest Protect and Never Worry!
You may have heard of the new fancy, nest products that send alerts right to your phone as soon as any sign of Carbon Monoxide is detected. Not only is this new product a carbon monoxide detector it’s a smoke detector all in one! As a Nest Protect partner, Corley professionals are trained to properly install these detectors and show you just how easy it is to have alerts sent right to your mobile device.
If you want to have peace of mind for your home and family, call Corley Plumbing Air Electric in Greenville, SC at 864-334-8966, or click the banner below to schedule a Nest Protect Installation for your home.