Consider CO Detectors Before Turning On The Heat
Some homeowners discount the need to have CO detectors in their home, whether it’s because they don’t believe the risk is great or out of sheer disregard for the dangers. But before you turn on the heat, it is important that you keep your family safe by installing a few of these devices in your house.
The invisible killer
Calling carbon monoxide (CO) “the invisible killer”. Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless gas that can be wafting around your entire house without you even knowing it.
Current estimates state that on average 500 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning each year, not to mention the number who get sick from it. These deaths could easily be avoided with only a few well-placed CO detectors.
CO detectors can prevent senseless tragedies
It is important for homeowners to realize the immediate benefits that CO detectors provide. As winter arrives, homeowners across the area rely on their gas furnaces systems to heat their homes. And due to the carbon monoxide that these furnaces can produce, detectors are a must. If you have a gas or wood-burning fireplace, this system also represents danger, as does a water heater that runs on gas.
By strategically installing CO detectors throughout your home, you can protect your family all year round, and at a very small cost. It is one of the most important investments you can make in your family’s safety. Be sure to install a device on every level of your home, as well as near sleeping areas. But to avoid false readings, don’t place them near gas equipment or areas where moisture is produced, such as the kitchen or bathrooms.
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