Ensure Your Family’s Protection From Deadly Carbon Monoxide With Working Detectors

- Published by
Tips & Tricks - indoor air quality

Most homeowners remember to check their smoke detectors during the fall, when they change the clocks and “fall back.”  But at Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we think fall is a good time to check your carbon monoxide detector too.

When you think about it, carbon monoxide presents a more formidable danger than smoke or fire. Whereas you can see, smell and even hear fire, carbon monoxide (CO) is invisible, odorless and silent. And while we certainly don’t want to scare anybody, the truth is that CO can be dangerous and potentially deadly.

Every day, you and your family probably ingest minuscule (and safe) levels of CO from your stove, furnace, dryer and water heater. But when something goes wrong with these household appliances, they can emit unsafe levels of CO, and this is where the danger creeps in. It’s easy to dismiss the early warning signs of overexposure — including headaches, dizziness, fatigue and nausea — as the flu. These symptoms can escalate into vomiting, chest pains, a loss of coordination and unconsciousness when high levels of CO are present.

Eliminate these risks by replacing the batteries in your CO detectors and pressing the “test” button to make sure that the alarm functions. (And so much the better if the alarm itself is scary; at least it will get your attention so that you can move your family outdoors, into the fresh air.)

While you’re checking your CO detectors, make sure there’s one installed on every level of your home, as well as in the garage. And, you should definitely have one detector mounted close to your master bedroom door (no more than 10 feet away) to spur even the deepest sleeper to immediate action.

In the end, you’ll sleep better knowing that your family is safe from the hazards of CO. Give us a call at Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning if you need assistance checking or installing CO detectors in your home. Your family’s safety and well-being is our greatest concern — and we’ll sleep better too, knowing that you’ve included the CO detectors in your fall household safety check.

Give us a call at Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning if you’re interested in replacing a carbon monoxide detector, improving indoor air quality in your home or if you just want to learn more.  We’re happy to help homeowners throughout Orlando and Central Florida breathe easier!

  
 

Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a full-service heating and air conditioning company and a Bryant® Factory Authorized Dealer in Central Florida. Whether you need repair, maintenance, or installation of a new heating or cooling system, we provide efficient, cost-effective, and professional service. When it’s hot, call Scott!

Tags: , ,

Categorised in:

AC Service Testimonials

Excellent
4.7
review us on
I had an excellent service call with Daniel today. He quickly diagnosed the problem with my ac and explained the issues, all my options, and prices. He explained everything to me such that I understood what was going on, and felt totally comfortable with the decision I made. The office staff was excellent, as well. I plan to replace my ac before year's end and will definitely purchase from Scott's. Thank you! It's so great to do business with competent, courteous, and efficient individuals.
The professionalism of the parties I spoke with and/or met spoke words. Things were explained in terms I could understand throughout the process. Even though the instillation took 2 days due to some issues, the team did their best to have my AC replaced and running by the end of day 2 and kept us comfortable in the mean time. I highly recommend this company for any AC needs…
Scots can always be counted on to keep our AC running properly with friendly, on time, professional technicians.
I had a new unit installed back in 2022 and have been having regular maintenance twice yearly since then. All has been well. Today I was scheduled for maintenance once again and my unit was taken care of, but my technician Allen pointed out that my other unit outside (not installed or maintained by Scott's) had frayed wires on the outside condenser which would soon lead to a short on that unit. He offered to get me a quote to fix that and I agreed to receiving a quote. He was able to provide the fix right away and had that taken care of in less than an hour. I really appreciated the extra attention he paid to the overall area, and that he was willing to repair something that was not installed by his company. It was his genuine concern that took precedence. I will continue to recommend this company and will most likely have them as my provider when that second unit needs replacement.
js_loader

Recent Posts