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Carbon Monoxide: What You Should Know to Keep Safe This Winter

Carbon Monoxide risks are not to be taken lightly—poisoning from this gas impacts thousands of people each year. We want to help you protect your home and your family from the possibility of a carbon monoxide leak, so that you never need to worry about the safety and wellbeing of your family.

Referred to as CO, carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. This means you won’t be able to detect it on your own. You and your family can become ill without explanation and you may never know the cause, unless you have carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

Have Carbon Monoxide Detectors Installed

While doing so won’t help prevent carbon monoxide leaks, it will help you be aware of the gas should it be in your home. In many areas, it’s actually legally required that homes have carbon monoxide detectors installed. It’s usually recommended that they be put within 10 feet of rooms where people sleep.

Of course, if your home does not have any gas-powered appliances or gas lines running on the property, then you do not need this device, nor should you be worried about CO exposure.

Maintain Your Gas Heater

As for preventing carbon monoxide leaks, the first thing you should do is ensure that your gas-powered heater is maintained on a regular basis. For most heaters, this means scheduling a tune-up once a year. If you have a gas heat pump, then you’ll want to schedule this service twice a year, since a heat pump works twice as much as a central AC or furnace.

Maintaining your unit allows our technicians to take a thorough look at your system and check for any immediate repair needs, such as a cracked heat exchanger, as well as any irregularities that may need attention.

Contact Fresh Air, L.P. today to have your Katy, TX carbon monoxide detectors professionally installed.

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