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What Carbon Monoxide Detectors Will Do & Won’t Do

September 12, 2023 | Blog

Carbon monoxide (CO) can be deadly if you don’t have the tools to identify its presence in your home.

At Barker’s Heating & Cooling, we care deeply about your health and safety. Our team is always ready to jump into action when you’re experiencing air conditioning, plumbing or heating issues. From AC tune-ups to heater repair services– we’ve got your back no matter the mishap.

Your indoor air quality is also extremely important to us. We encourage all our clients to have a carbon monoxide detector installed as soon as possible. These devices reduce the risk of tragic accidents due to toxic gas in the air and can offer you better peace of mind.

What Is A Carbon Monoxide Detector?

Since this gas is nearly impossible to distinguish because it’s odorless, these detectors are vital to protecting the health of those in your home. This appliance will sound an alarm when too much CO is present in your air, giving you enough time to vacate the area and breathe easier.

It’s always a good idea to purchase at least two to three of these systems for more reliable results. Like with smoke detectors, installing a few within 10 feet of every bedroom is encouraged.

How Does This Device Operate?

Carbon monoxide appliances are advanced pieces of technology that are designed with safety in mind. These devices have many capabilities, but it’s crucial to know what they can and can’t do to maintain your safety.

What They Can Do

In the event of a leak, a detector will operate to keep your safety in mind. These life-saving devices will:

  • Use electrochemical sensors to identify the gas
  • Create an electrical current through a chemical reaction when CO molecules are present
  • Measure the concentration of CO gas instantly, signaling to the device that it’s time to alarm you and your family
  • Require a replacement every five to seven years

When used correctly, these appliances warn you when this dangerous gas is in your home. You can achieve peace of mind knowing you’re safe from this hazardous air quality issue.

What They Won’t Do

Although these appliances have a variety of capabilities, there are some things they aren’t able to troubleshoot. A few things your detector won’t do are:

  • Warn you of other natural gasses or smoke in the air
  • Work without being plugged in or having fully functioning batteries
  • Detect CO in the air if the device is too far away from the source of the gas

It’s essential to your safety to be mindful of these factors. Proper installation and upkeep will ensure this device operates efficiently and successfully detects CO in the air.

Benefits Of A Carbon Monoxide Detector

These appliances are life savers. Some early warning signs of CO gas include passing out, vomiting, chest pain and dizziness– but with a detector, all of these issues can be avoided.

These devices safeguard your heart, brain and lungs. They can also help you stay vigilant when making sure your other gas-detecting appliances are working.

Indoor Air Quality Services College Station Residents Can Trust!

Don’t wait to install appliances that will protect your well-being. Carbon monoxide poisoning is swift and often deadly, so it’s essential that you have the tools to protect yourself and your family.

Here at Barker’s Heating & Cooling, your health and comfort in your home are our priority. We work hard to ensure your home systems run like a well-oiled machine. Feel free to contact us to explore your indoor air quality solutions today!

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