In the colder months, it’s no doubt you and your family will be spending more time inside. Windows will be shut and secured, and doors will remain closed between uses. For these reasons, fall is a great time to check CO detectors throughout the home to make sure they’re operating properly to protect your family.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Is a Gas
Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a harmful gas that’s a by-product of combustion from gas-powered appliances. When the gas floats freely, it can’t be detected by smell or sight, but it can have grave consequences for those who inhale it. Take just a few minutes each fall to ensure your family’s safe from this toxic gas.
Protect Your Family From Poisoning
First and foremost, install multiple CO detectors in your home, not just one. Put a detector in the hallway outside bedrooms and another in the living room. Make sure the CO detectors are in open space, not covered by a drape or furniture, and that they’re at least 15 feet away from CO-producing appliances.
Other ways to prevent the poisoning are:
For help with your CO detectors, or for other HVAC concerns, contact the Rheem Pro Partner. We proudly serve homeowners in and around the Denver metro area, Colorado Springs and throughout northern Colorado.
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