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Carbon Monoxide Detector Services in Birmingham, AL
Many of us rely on natural gas-burning appliances to either heat our homes or help cook. While there is nothing wrong with doing this, you should be aware of the risks of doing so. One of the biggest risks is carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a combustion byproduct, one of several that are created by burning natural gas. While the systems that combust natural gas almost always have a way to safely dispose of carbon monoxide, those safety mechanisms can sometimes fail. If you are in the Birmingham, Alabama area and want to protect yourself as much as possible from carbon monoxide poisoning, you should make sure that you have carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home. Call Douglas Cooling & Heating today for more information, or to schedule an appointment.
Douglas Cooling & Heating installs, maintains, and replaces carbon monoxide detectors services in Birmingham, AL.
Why You Should Have Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Your Home
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless, invisible gas. The only way to detect carbon monoxide without a detector is to start experiencing the effects of inhaling the gas. When inhaled, it binds with the hemoglobin in the blood and prevents it from absorbing oxygen. The body will start to slowly suffocate under these conditions, producing hallucinations, headaches, dizziness, loss of consciousness, and eventually death.
Carbon monoxide is so dangerous because you can be exposed to it before you know what is happening. By the time you realize that you’ve been poisoned, it may be too late. As you can imagine, carbon monoxide is most dangerous when the victim is already asleep and unable to respond. This is why it is so vitally important to have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home. It can save your life, and everyone else’s in your home.
How Often You Should Have Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors Checked
Carbon monoxide detectors are great at providing the earliest possible warning of high carbon monoxide levels. However, they should be regularly checked in order to make sure that they are still working properly, just like smoke detectors. These are emergency devices, which means that they absolutely need to work or else people are in danger. Getting your carbon monoxide detectors professionally checked at least once a year is often sufficient to make sure that they are still working properly. It may seem like an unnecessary precaution, but it’s far better to be safe than sorry in this case. Call Douglas Cooling & Heating for carbon monoxide detector maintenance.
Call Douglas Cooling & Heating for Comprehensive Carbon Monoxide Detector Services
By now, you’re hopefully convinced of the dire nature of carbon monoxide, and the steps necessary to protect against it. If you need carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home, please don’t hesitate to call today. We offer a full range of carbon monoxide detection services. We also maintain and replace carbon monoxide detectors that may need it.
Carbon monoxide detectors are not typically repaired after developing major problems; they are considered to be at too great a risk for failure. As such, damaged or faulty carbon monoxide detectors are often simply replaced. Call today with any questions, or to schedule an appointment near Birmingham.