It’s the coziest time of the year! The time has come to start bundling up, lighting the fires, turning up the furnaces and keeping the windows shut! As we head into the winter season, the chances of a carbon monoxide leak increase. Your home is filled with appliances that produce some CO, and since this odorless gas is harmful to your health, it’s vital that your house is adequately equipped with carbon monoxide detectors.
Here are three factors to keep in mind when installing your carbon monoxide detectors:
Location, Location, Location! Carbon monoxide detectors get the best read, 5 feet from the ground. You’ll want to invest in a few and place them close enough to every sleeping area and on every level of your home. If you have an attached garage, you’ll need to place one nearby and always be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Avoid a false scare. Though the location is essential, you don’t want to go overboard! There are other factors to consider when it comes to placement as certain home elements can lead to a false read. Keep your detectors a reasonable distance away from humid areas, sunlight, and any fuel-burning appliances. Avoid placement near fans or windows too.
Do Your Homework. Not all detectors are the same, and not all levels are harmful. Depending on your health and size, what could harm you might not hurt the rest of your family, so learn the acceptable levels to ensure your family is always safe and sound.
From furnace and boiler tune-ups to new thermostat installations and improvements on indoor air quality, the experts at Tyler Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration LLC can help you handle it all! Just give us a call at 203-378-4700. Stay cozy, Fairfield County!