IS THERE A SILENT KILLER LURKING IN YOUR HOME?
A by-product of incomplete combustion, auto exhaust is most widely recognized source of CO pollution. Fortunately, tighter emission regulations and better technology have brought ambient CO levels within EPA approved levels. Although this has significantly reduced the number of deaths from motor-vehicle emissions, indoor CO poisonings are still a major safety concern. Professional carbon monoxide testing eases some of that worry.
Even if your home runs entirely on electricity, you are not immune to CO poisonings. Although auto exhaust accounts for most deaths or illnesses from CO poisoning, other carbon monoxide sources include:
- Natural gas or petroleum fueled Heating or cooking appliances
- Charcoal grills and hibachis
- Small engines
- Camping equipment
Generators account for approximately 30% of carbon monoxide deaths worldwide. As climate change progresses, the number and sources of CO poisoning will rise. The 2005 Hurricane season saw 27 generator-related CO poisoning deaths
THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND COMFORT OF YOUR FAMILY IS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN
To prevent life-threatening CO exposure, let Absolute Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning perform carbon monoxide testing regularly. Scheduling your home carbon monoxide testing when you have your regular seasonal HVAC maintenance will help you remember. Additionally, install a carbon monoxide alarm in your home.
If you believe you may have an active CO leak, or dangerous CO levels in your home, evacuate first and call the gas company or fire department. If you suspect a leak, call Absolute Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning to find and fix it. We are available any time of the day or night for your emergency services.
Keep your family safe with professional carbon monoxide testing from Absolute Comfort
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