Idling 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.
It’s important to schedule an HVAC—heating, ventilation and air conditioning—inspection with your local contractor at least once a year. When you’re working with your HVAC tech, you may notice a lot of foreign terminology being used. Become familiar with the following terms in order to improve your knowledge of your home’s HVAC system and to make working with your HVAC tech a much easier process:
Your 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.
Carbon monoxide is a very real threat in any home. Most heating equipment burns fossil fuels and produces carbon monoxide as a byproduct but if there are gas leaks, this odorless and potentially lethal gas can make it into your home’s air. Protect you and your family by installing at least one carbon monoxide detector.