Carbon Monoxide Detector Services
Does your home have a carbon monoxide detector? If you have any form of combustion-based heat in your house, whether it’s a central heating furnace, a stand-alone heater you bring out for the winter, or a gas hot water heater, then it’s crucial that your home also have a carbon monoxide detector — just to be safe.
If your home needs a carbon monoxide detector, contact D ‘n A Heating & Air today to find out more. We provide carbon monoxide detectors, as well as other indoor air quality testing and management solutions, to keep your home or office healthy and safe. Reach us online or call us at 706-289-0279 to schedule an appointment!
Types of Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide detectors come in a variety of types, based on factors such as power type and sensor type.
- Battery-powered. A basic detector with replaceable batteries.
- Sealed battery-powered. A type of fixed-battery detector, such as 10-year sealed battery units, which have a limited life span but won’t need replacement batteries in the interim.
- Hardwired. A type of detector wired into your home.
- Plug-in. A detector that is powered by plugging into an outlet.
- Combination. Combination detectors are those that detect other threats, most often smoke or explosive gases.
- Biomimetic sensor. Features gels or liquids that react and change colors in the presence of CO. Relatively short-lived.
- Electrochemical sensor. The gold standard of detectors, these generate a current through electrochemical interactions to provide exact CO readouts. Longer-lived.
- Metal oxide semiconductor. Sensors used in wired detectors, usually lasting 10 years or so.
- Optochemical sensor. Cost-effective binary detection sensors, which change colors in the presence of carbon monoxide or other gases but don’t provide information on how much.
Choosing the right combination of power source and sensor type for your needs will save you trouble in the long run, and let your carbon monoxide detector be as reliable as possible.
Why Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are Important
Carbon monoxide detectors are crucial if your home has any sort of combustion occurring in it, or even near it in some cases. Furnaces, ovens, hot water heaters, space heaters, fireplaces, any and all of these can cause the buildup of carbon monoxide in your home under the right circumstances, a potentially lethal occurrence.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a long-term health problem at even moderate levels, making you and anyone else in your home increasingly disoriented and confused over days or weeks, potentially culminating in hospitalization or death. Severe leaks could potentially kill you overnight, without ever waking you up. Tasteless and odorless, carbon monoxide is one of the most dangerous indoor gases.
Don’t delay if your home needs a carbon monoxide detector. Contact D ‘n A Heating & Air today to discuss options to make your home safer and healthier, online or at 706-289-0279.
Indoor Air Quality
Even mild occasional buildup of carbon monoxide in your home is bad for you, and it often goes hand in hand with general poor air quality. Bad air quality, no matter the cause, is associated with a wealth of quality of life problems, including:
- Increased vulnerability to illness
- Poor sleep
- Emotional and behavioral problems
By managing your indoor air quality with carbon monoxide detectors and professional assistance, you’ll significantly improve the well-being of everyone in your home.
Reach Out to D ‘n A HVAC Today
Thinking you need a carbon monoxide detector, or maybe comprehensive indoor air quality management? The experienced technicians at D ‘n A Heating & Cooling can help walk you through your options, with insight backed by years of experience serving the homes and businesses of the Phenix City area.
Contact D ‘n A Heating & Air today to ask questions or schedule a visit from one of our trained technicians. You can reach us online or call now at 706-289-0279!