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A Home CO Detector is Extremely Important
Not too long ago, carbon monoxide detectors were only for people who had sophisticated alarm systems in their homes. Today, almost every family is aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and have at least one CO detector in their home. The smartest families have CO detectors installed on every level of their home, including one next to their heating equipment. This is the safest way to protect your family from deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide gas (CO) is an odorless, colorless, and hazardous gas that claims hundreds of lives a year. CO is a byproduct of burning carbon fuel like the natural gas in your range and the fuel in your vehicle. Even small doses of carbon monoxide can cause long-term damage or death.
What is carbon monoxide gas?
Carbon monoxide is made from one part carbon and one part oxygen. Carbon monoxide gas originates from incompletely burnt carbon fuel like wood, fuel, coal, propane, natural gas, gas, and heating oil.
When burned in an open area with plenty of ventilation, these energy sources aren’t hazardous. Carbon monoxide is harmful only in a confined area like a basement, cooking area, garage, or camper.
Why is carbon monoxide dangerous?
Carbon monoxide gas is deadly due to the fact that it’s so difficult to detect without a carbon monoxide gas sensor. Once it enters your lungs, it binds with your red blood cells and starves your body of oxygen.
Common symptoms of carbon monoxide gas poisoning include extreme headache, queasiness, throwing up, dizziness, tiredness, and weakness. Disorientation and unconsciousness can happen when CO reaches levels of 150 ppm or parts per million.
Possibly most unpleasant is that prior to signs turn deadly, they may look like cold or flu symptoms like shortness of breath, nausea, or mild headaches. Carbon monoxide is the second-leading reason for poisoning in the US with the greatest danger in the states of Wyoming, Alaska, and Montana.
How do you find carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide detectors are the fastest method to avoid carbon monoxide gas poisoning. They work similar to your fire or smoke detector by sounding an alarm when they detect carbon monoxide.
How do carbon monoxide gas detectors work?
Carbon monoxide gas detectors sound an alarm when they notice a certain amount of carbon monoxide gas in the air gradually. Various sensors triggered various kinds of signals.
Biomimetic sensing unit: a gel modifications color when it takes in carbon monoxide gas, and this color change sets off the alarm.
Metal oxide semiconductor: When the silica chip’s circuitry finds carbon monoxide, it reduces the electrical resistance, and this change activates the alarm.
Electrochemical sensing unit: Electrodes immersed in a chemical solution sense changes in electrical currents when they enter contact with carbon monoxide gas, and this modification triggers the alarm.
As soon as the alarm sounds, the carbon monoxide detector should remain in a carbon monoxide-free environment to reset itself.
When will my carbon monoxide detector go off?
The CO alarm will sound if your sensing unit detects a high buildup of carbon monoxide in your house. The majority of people begin to feel the effects of carbon monoxide at 50 ppm, so make sure your detector can sense a quantity of 50 ppm or less.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a major risk, however luckily, it’s extremely preventable. If you are interested in setting up a CO detection system in your house, then call us today.
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