Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. On average, about 170 people in the United States die every year from CO. That’s why MoreVent recommends installing carbon monoxide detectors to alert you to the presence of this deadly gas.
Carbon monoxide detector installation
MoreVent recommends the use of carbon monoxide detectors in your Delaware County, Chester County and Montgomery County area home. Place a CO detector at every level of your home, including the basement, and within 10 feet of all sleeping areas.
CO detectors should not be installed immediately above or beside a fuel-burning appliance. Small CO emissions are normal when these devices ignite and does not pose a health hazard since it dissipates into surrounding air. Prolonged CO emission, however, is a serious problem that requires immediate attention.
Conduct periodic CO detector tests
CO alarm that meets the requirements of the current UL 2034 safety standard is a must. So is testing to make sure yours is in working condition. Your MoreVent technician will test yours during annual furnace checkups. But, you should also check your CO detector periodically as well. A CO alarm provides added protection, but is no substitute for proper use and upkeep of appliances that can produce CO.