Ways Carbon Monoxide Detectors Keep Your Family Safe

Ways Carbon Monoxide Detectors Keep Your Family Safe

Everyone knows that having reliable carbon monoxide detectors is crucial once the temperatures drop and the heating system is needed. But, if you have gas-fired appliances such as a range, water heater, or generator, your CO detectors are vital year-round, especially in summer, when your home is closed up against the heat and humidity.

How CO Detectors Save Lives

Carbon monoxide is formed during fossil fuel combustion — a natural, inevitable process — and has no odor or taste. When inhaled, CO attaches to hemoglobin in the blood, and starves the brain and body of vital oxygen. CO detectors are equipped with sensors that can detect this lethal gas in your indoor air and emit a loud alarm that protects your family in two key ways:

Caring for Your CO Detectors is Key

Having carbon monoxide detectors installed on each level of your home is the first step toward protecting your family against accidental poisoning. To ensure that your detectors can do their job, you also need to:

Contact us at Jackson & Sons to schedule a professional HVAC system maintenance and ensure that your carbon monoxide detectors can do their job of protecting your Eastern North Carolina home.

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