Why Every Home Needs Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Have you wondered why every home needs carbon monoxide detectors? Well, we’re here to help answer your questions.

What Is Carbon Monoxide?

For starters, it’s important to understand what carbon monoxide is.

A by-product of combustion that is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and toxic gas is more familiarly known as carbon monoxide (CO). Any fuel-burning tool, vehicle, appliance, or other device has the potential to produce dangerous levels of CO gas. Around the home, examples of CO-producing devices include:

  • Fuel fired furnaces (non-electric)
  • Gas water heaters
  • Automobiles
  • Gas stoves
  • Charcoal grills
  • Gas dryers
  • Fireplaces and woodstoves

Why Carbon Monoxide Detection Is Important

Approximately 200 people per year are killed (and 5,000 are injured) by accidental CO poisoning, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). 

The possibility for some type of sudden failure resulting in a potentially life-threatening build-up of gas always exists. Still, regular maintenance and inspection of gas-burning equipment in the home can minimize the potential for exposure to CO gas. To help prevent any injuries caused by carbon monoxide, it’s important to arm your home with a detector on every floor.

Choosing the Best Carbon Monoxide Detector for Your Home

If you’re looking for a carbon monoxide detector and aren’t sure what is the right fit for your home, let the experts at AAA Calvert assist you. Our HVAC experts can help you pinpoint any issues, identify the proper course of action, and implement these services to meet your needs. Call us at 562-429-1546 to request a quote today.