How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of fumes that could be inside your Shreveport home. Natural gas and vapors that come from residential furniture, carpet and paints. Not one of these fumes are as threatening as carbon monoxide.

Reach Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 318-588-8163 today to get started shielding your family against this toxic gas.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Bad?

Carbon monoxide may be an emergency, so it’s not a thing to take lightly.

1. You Can’t See It

Carbon monoxide is so unsafe because you cannot observe it, detect it with your nose or recognize it with your taste buds. It’s nonirritating in low doses and can’t be filtered.

2. It Can Be Deadly in Just a Few Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of used fuel. It can creep into your home during cold weather if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace breaks. Depending on how big the leak is and the circulation in a residence, the gas could become fatal in just a few minutes.

Once inhaled, carbon monoxide has a half-life of around five hours. If you are breathing fresh air, it requires five hours to get it out of your system. It will take an additional five hours to decrease that amount by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Mirror Other Illnesses

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

How to Defend Your Residence from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no point to take a chance with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are three precautions you can take to keep your home safe:

  1. Each residence with at least one gas furnace, adjoined garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide system. You should have a detector on all levels of your house, including the basement and garage. You also should install one inside or outside of every bedroom. Don’t use a carbon monoxide detector in your house?
    Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 318-588-8163 to purchase one. Ask our techs about our affordable Wi-Fi carbon monoxide systems.
  2. If you currently have a carbon monoxide alarm, consistently test or put in new batteries. You should test batteries every three months, and get a new system every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide system goes off, exit your home immediately and call 911.

Protect Your Loved Ones with Assistance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the proper steps your family can be guarded from the hazardous gas. Make the proper changes and call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 318-588-8163 to learn more.