Now we’re in September we need to be looking at our carbon monoxide alarm, as we will soon be once again firing up the heating system. Part of the problem with our heating system is the creation of carbon monoxide, a highly toxic gas that can be fatal in high concentrations.
All heating systems that generate carbon monoxide are designed to dispose of it safely. However, accidents do happen. Read on to find out more about carbon monoxide alarm, and why they need to be checked on an annual basis.
Why Carbon Monoxide Alarm are Necessary
Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odourless gas that is generated through combustion, typically that of natural gas. It binds to the oxygen receptors in your blood, causing slow asphyxiation. Because carbon monoxide is more or less impossible to detect early, it is vital to have carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout the house in case of a leak. These detectors monitor the air for CO molecules, and then sound off when they detect dangerous levels. This is the best way to detect a carbon monoxide leak in time to escape unharmed.
Why You Need to Have Your Detectors Checked
These detectors largely run on batteries, just like smoke detectors. They can last quite a while, but eventually they will need a new battery. The detectors are also liable to develop electrical problems, which may not be discovered until it’s too late. For this reason, you need to make absolutely sure that you have a professional examine your carbon monoxide detectors at least once a year. Annual inspections from Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions, ensure that your carbon monoxide alarm function properly when you need them the most.
If you have any questions then please feel free to give Logical and Heating Plumbing Solutions a call: >0208 664 9099. We look forward hearing from you.