CO Detectors

How to Make Sure Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are Working

How to Make Sure Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are WorkingThe prevalence of gas heating in Grand Traverse County means reliably working carbon monoxide detectors are a must in our area. Like all electrical devices, these detectors can develop faults and should be tested regularly.

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Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Fall and Stay Safe in Your Home

Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Fall and Stay Safe in Your HomeOnly a carbon monoxide detector can make sure you’re safe from the common household danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide (CO) gas is undetectable by human senses. More than 400 Americans last year died from being poisoned by CO, so make sure your CO detector is installed properly in order to protect the members of your household.

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Make Sure to Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors Regularly

Make Sure to Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors RegularlyCarbon monoxide (CO) gas is a potential killer that you can’t see, smell or taste. It’s produced by all types of fuel-burning devices used in and around your home. To prevent accidental exposure, it’s vital to have your furnace, gas water heater and other combustion equipment serviced every year and have carbon monoxide detectors properly installed. However, protecting your family from this lethal gas doesn’t end there.

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Take Charge and Protect Your Home From CO Dangers

Take Charge and Protect Your Home From CO DangersSealing your home tightly does wonders for your utility bills and help to protect the environment but it does have one potential downside, the potential build up of carbon monoxide. An odorless and colorless gas, CO can build up in your home to hazardous levels without you being aware of it. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to protect your family from CO dangers by understanding the primary sources.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors: What You Need To Know To Really Benefit

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: What You Need To Know To Really BenefitJust as your Grand Traverse County house has smoke detectors to save your family’s lives and your home, so too should you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. Quantity, correct location, awareness of obstacles to avoid and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors are all crucial.

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Check Up On CO Detectors and Smoke Alarms as the Seasons Change

Check Up On CO Detectors and Smoke Alarms as the Seasons ChangeThe change of seasons is a good time to assess home safety along with your other seasonal home maintenance tasks. Your safety check should include caring for your CO detectors and smoke alarms as these will only protect you if they are functioning properly.   

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Think CO Detectors Aren’t Necessary in Your Michigan Home? Think Again

Think CO Detectors Aren't Necessary in Your Michigan Home? Think AgainCarbon monoxide (CO), often referred to as the Silent Killer, is a poisonous, odorless, colorless gas. A byproduct of combustion of fuels such as gasoline, kerosene, natural gas, propane, oil and wood, CO is estimated to be the cause of more than 500 deaths per year in the United States and reason for more than 15,000 emergency room visits by those suffering its effects. Because the symptoms of CO exposure typically mimic those of common flu, e.g., headache, nausea, fatigue, cough and labored breathing, the condition is frequently misdiagnosed. A first-line defense in preventing carbon monoxide exposure is proper placement of working CO detectors throughout your home.

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Beware Of The Dangers From Carbon Monoxide In Your Garage

Beware Of The Dangers From Carbon Monoxide In Your GarageIdling cars, lawn mowers, grass trimmers and other tools produce combustion gases such as carbon monoxide (CO).  There are three key ways to protect your family from the dangers of carbon monoxide in your garage: eliminate, isolate and ventilate.

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Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors And Smoke Alarms: Choosing And Using Them The Right Way

Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors And Smoke Alarms: Choosing And Using Them The Right WayYour home’s heating system is about to be tested during Grand Traverse County’s upcoming winter season. In order to ensure the safety of your heating equipment, it’s suggested that you schedule a maintenance checkup with a local professional. However, you should also make sure that you have both smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors installed as a safety measure for your home.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Assure Your Safety With The Right Type

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Assure Your Safety With The Right TypeThough it’s colorless, odorless and tasteless, carbon monoxide (CO) deserves homeowners’ attention, and carbon monoxide detectors make it easier to protect your family from the potentially lethal gas, which is a byproduct of combustion equipment such as your furnace. There are several different types of carbon monoxide detectors from which you can choose, but how do you know what type of detectors to install in your home? 

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