Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is undetectable by human senses. You can see it, smell it, or taste it. Yet, it can be fatal when inhaled. If you have an HVAC or any other appliances that burn fuel, it is important to protect your loved ones with a carbon monoxide detector. If you need a new carbon monoxide detector Modern Air Solutions in Bensalem, PA can help you choose and install one.
What is a Carbon Monoxide Detector?
A carbon monoxide detector is similar to a smoke detector. Some carbon monoxide detectors run on batteries and others run on electricity. They are mounted on the wall and you should have one on every floor. You should especially make sure there is one somewhere near where you and your family sleep. If there is a leak or malfunction with your HVAC system that is causing it to leak carbon monoxide, the detector will sound to alert you.
If your carbon monoxide detector does sound its alarm, turn off your appliances and ventilate your home by opening the windows and doors. If anyone in your family is short of breath, nauseous, confused, dizzy, has a headache or is extra tired, get them to a place with fresh air and call the fire department immediately.
Be sure your home is properly aired out and the problem has been corrected before re-entering your home. You will also want to contact Modern Air Solutions to inspect and repair your HVAC system before turning it back on.
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Leaks
The best way to protect your family from carbon monoxide leaks is to make sure your appliances are functioning properly. Be sure to contact Modern Air Solutions at least two times per year to inspect and perform maintenance on your HVAC system.
You should also make sure your carbon monoxide detector is functioning properly. Make sure their batteries are working or that they have power if they run on electricity. You will also want to replace them every 5-10 years as needed. If you have any questions, contact the professionals at Modern Air Solutions for help.