In almost every home you enter, there is a smoke detector, but not all have a carbon monoxide detector, which is just as important. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas, which can make you seriously ill, and in large doses, can be lethal. Knowing the harmful effects that carbon monoxide can have on you, having a detector should be a given, but where to place it is extremely important in maximizing the protection of you and your family. CO detectors are only effective when placed where occupants spend the most time. If you are only using one detector, it should be placed near the main sleeping area in your household. For the best results, a CO detector should be placed on every floor of your house, and one in each bedroom.It is also important to know where not to place a CO detector. There are some appliances that create harmless trace amounts of carbon monoxide; placing detectors near these appliances can cause the detectors to go off in unnecessary situations. Furnaces, fireplaces, water heaters, and oven rangers are all appliances that could cause a false detection.
Though having a carbon monoxide detector is extremely important, preventing carbon monoxide leaks is even more pertinent. Having a professional installation greatly reduces your chances of having CO leaks.MTB Heating and Air provides high-quality installation, repair and maintenance to make sure you and your family are safe and comfortable. Remember heating and air is as easy as MTB.
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