Tip #1: Install SmartIf you’re looking to install some CO alarms, you’re halfway there! Now you just have to make sure they’re installed in the right spots to maximize safety and protection for your family. As a general rule, make sure there’s always an alarm outside each sleeping area and on every floor. Is your garage attached to your home? If so, be sure to add a smoke detector outside the door.
Tip #2: Keep It ConnectedMake sure your alarms are set up so they’re connected to one another. That way, if one sounds, they all will. CO can travel fast, so it’s best to alert everyone at home at the first detection.
Tip #3: Choose WiselyWhen selecting your CO alarm, make sure the brand you select has been tested by a recognized and reliable testing laboratory. The more reputable the brand, the safer your family will be.
Tip #4: Call The Fire DepartmentWe don’t just mean if your alarms sound! You should also give their non-emergency line a call in advance to find out what measures you should be taking should your alarms sound in the future.
Tip #5: Test RegularlyWe recommend testing your alarms at least once per month and following the manufacturer’s instructions for replacing. Remember, like most things, CO alarms won’t last forever!
Tip #6: Mind The WeatherWinter weather is on its way, which means snow storms are sure to follow. Keep an eye on your dryer, furnace, stove and fireplace vents to be sure they’re kept clear of snow. Clogging them up can prevent dangerous CO gases from escaping.
Is your home properly ventilated and equipped with fully functioning carbon monoxide detectors? If you answered no to either of those questions, give Tyler Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 203-378-4700 today. We’ll evaluate your home’s indoor air quality and make sure your family is as safe as can be all year long!