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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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Make Sure to Leave These Essential Heating Tasks to a Pro

Make Sure to Leave These Essential Heating Tasks to a ProYou may have skipped out on completing some maintenance tasks for your heating system last fall, but doing so may also have left you worried about a potential breakdown in the future. Understanding a few essential heating tasks that require a professional touch can help shine the light on why these tasks should never be neglected. Here are some tasks a pro can help you complete today:

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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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A Home Maintenance Checklist to Protect Your Family Year-Round

Your home is your castle, and everyone wants to know that their home is safe for them and their family. Home safety goes hand and hand with home maintenance. To make sure you have a safe home year-round, follow this simple checklist.

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The Bad News: You’ve Got a Cracked Heat Exchanger — The Good News: You’re All OK

The Bad News: You've Got a Cracked Heat Exchanger -- The Good News: You're All OKDo you have a cracked heat exchanger in your furnace? Cracked heat exchangers are extremely dangerous and, left undetected, can lead to fatalities. Understanding what a cracked heat exchanger means will help you determine the best course of action.

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If You’re Thinking About Putting in a Furnace Yourself, Think Again

If You're Thinking About Putting in a Furnace Yourself, Think AgainIf you’re an experienced handyman, you might think that putting in a furnace is just another project that you can easily handle. The truth is, furnaces are a bit more complicated than just hooking up a few lines and vents. An improper installation can result in a potentially deadly situation for you and your family.

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