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Carbon Monoxide

Ask These 3 Questions to make sure you and your family don’t become a statistic.

#1. You’re first Line of defense. Have all my gas burning appliances been well maintained and inspected by a professional at least 1 time per year?

  • Things to check for: Cleanliness, Gas Pressure, Temperature Rise, Static Pressure, Leaks, Cracks, Blocked Vents, improper installation, Poor Connections of the gas line and Venting, Carbon Monoxide levels in the home and in the exhaust.
  • Types of Appliances: Furnace, Boiler, Hot Water Heater, Fireplace, Garage Heater, and Gas Cook Tops, and Gas Driers are the most typical.

#2. Has My Exhaust and Air Intake system been well maintained and balanced by a professional at least 1 time per year?

  • Things to check for: Cleanliness, Leaks, blocked vents or Intakes, Breaks or Tears, Properly Sealed venting, Proper motor Operation,
  • Types of Exhaust and Air Intake Systems: HRV or Air to Air Exhaust system must be balanced yearly, Bath Room fans, Range Hood, Combustion Air Intake, and Fresh Air Intake Driers, Duct Work.

#3. LAST LINE OF DEFENSE. Do I have a Low Level Carbon Monoxide Monitor not a CO Detector but a CO MONITOR?

A CO detector starts warning you at the very least 35 PPM of CO that lasts for a minimum of 15 minutes, at 13 PPM the max Time you can spend in that environment is 1 hour, 5 PPM is 8 hours. Check your CO detector, some start reading at higher PPM and Longer Time limits before they warn you, if there is CO in my house where my family is living, I want to know it is there before it is too LATE. Low Level CO monitor starts giving you a visual warning as low as 5 PPM of Carbon Monoxide which gives you time to take action before a serious situation occurs.  Which one do you want in your home?