Why You Need to Have Your Home Tested for Carbon Monoxide

November 18, 2020

Keeping your Urbana house safe from threats both visible and invisible is one of your most important responsibilities as a homeowner. One of the more dangerous invisible threats is carbon monoxide. Since it’s colorless, odorless, and tasteless, it’s impossible to detect carbon monoxide without special equipment. Making the investment of time and money, though, to have Dogtown Heating, Air & Plumbing test your residence for carbon monoxide is one of the best investments you’ll ever make.

A Debilitating Enemy

One of the major dangers of carbon monoxide is that it can debilitate you so that you can’t evacuate your home to get some fresh air. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, such as weakness, dizziness, confusion, and even loss of consciousness, accompany headaches, nausea, and other symptoms. Therefore, you can’t count on recognizing symptoms as a way to be able to evacuate your house. Instead, you need one-time and ongoing tests from Dogtown Heating, Air & Plumbing to keep you and your family safe.

Common Sources

Another reason that carbon monoxide is so dangerous is because it’s released by common home appliances. Any appliance that uses natural gas for fuel is a potential source of a carbon monoxide release. While these appliances usually operate without issue, they can quickly become problematic if they’re not properly maintained and repaired by Dogtown Heating, Air & Plumbing.

Types of Testing

The most important tool in the fight against carbon monoxide is a carbon monoxide detector. These devices provide ongoing monitoring to alert you if there are elevated levels of carbon monoxide in your house. Since carbon monoxide can be especially debilitating while you’re asleep, it’s a good idea to install carbon monoxide detectors near bedrooms.

In addition to these detectors, you’ll want Dogtown Heating, Air & Plumbing to come to your residence occasionally to perform carbon monoxide testing. These tests are more accurate and can make you aware of lower levels of carbon monoxide that may be harder to detect. After all, any level of carbon monoxide in a house is unacceptable.

We Care for Your Family

At Dogtown Heating, Air & Plumbing, we truly do care for your family. That’s why we want to help you detect carbon monoxide in your home and take care of your HVAC repair, maintenance, and installation projects to help prevent future releases of carbon monoxide. This ongoing commitment to Urbana families has earned us an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. To help maintain your home’s safety, we encourage you to give us a call at Dogtown Heating, Air & Plumbing today.

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