Every year, accidental carbon monoxide poisoning kills an average of 430 Americans and sends 20,000 more to an emergency room or hospital. Colorless, odorless, and tasteless, carbon monoxide (CO) is produced by common sources such as gas-fired furnaces and appliances, exhaust from automobiles and other internal-combustion devices, and even wood-burning fireplaces. Slightly heavier than air, […]
A safety precaution that’s crucial this time of year is checking that your carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.
Carbon monoxide detectors are always on guard against the presence of the dangerous gas, and it’s important to check your detectors regularly to make sure they’re operating properly. Carbon monoxide (CO) is the most common cause of poisoning deaths in the developed world, so don’t take chances when it comes to CO safety in your […]
Even though temperatures have warmed, testing carbon monoxide detectors is still an important home maintenance chore because carbon monoxide (CO) gas is a year-round hazard. CO detectors are your only defense against this highly toxic gas. CO has no smell, taste or color, and if the detectors don’t alert you to a buildup, you are vulnerable to […]
When it comes to protecting your family from carbon monoxide poisoning, there’s nothing more effective than installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home. The trick is knowing where to install these devices. Follow these tips for the best results.
Being exposed to carbon monoxide (CO) is extremely dangerous. Knowing about possible points of exposure to the gas and how to become aware of a carbon monoxide leak in your home can protect you and your family from the harmful and potentially lethal effects. Because CO has no color, taste, or odor, it often goes unnoticed until symptoms […]
Maintaining your indoor air quality is about more than just staying comfortable. Your health actually depends on a working ventilation and filtration system in your home. If it fails to prevent or eliminate airborne pollutants and common allergen triggers, like pet dander and mold, you could get sick. But some airborne menaces are even more threatening; they could cost your life. […]
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and deadly gas – so prevalent and well-known a killer that Ohio law requires all single and multi-family homes that use fossil fuel to have CO detectors installed. The reason is that fossil fuel combustion naturally produces small amounts of CO. Although the levels a well-maintained furnace produces […]