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Some Things You Should Know about Carbon Monoxide Detectors

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Carbon monoxide detectors are an important safety feature which should be included in every home. Furnaces and other household appliance can produce carbon monoxide, which is usually vented out of the home safely via exhaust pipes. When problems develop however, the gas can enter your home and quickly become a serious health risk. A carbon monoxide detector makes an excellent line of defense against such developments. Any electrician in Hartford can help you install one, but there are some things you should know about carbon monoxide detectors that will help you make the most of them. We’ve included a short list below.

Place carbon monoxide detectors on each floor of your home, including the basement and/or attic if you have them. The carbon monoxide will rise, but it might not find its way to stairs and other locations causing it to rise above a certain floor. Detectors on every floor will address this. You should also try to place them near bedrooms, to warn family members while they sleep, and in an attached garage in the event carbon monoxide fills up thanks to a running car.

Mount your carbon monoxide detector on the wall at least two feet from any corners and at least two feet away from the ceiling. This ensures that it won’t be affected by air pockets or “dead space” caused by the air flow of your room.

Remember to check the detectors often. Battery-operated detectors need to have their batteries switched out once every six months, while electrical models should be tested on the first of every month, to ensure that they are still functioning.

If you’re looking for an electrician in Hartford to install carbon monoxide detectors, then Electrical Connection Inc. is the company to call. We know about carbon monoxide detectors and can install them in your home in the places that will make the most difference.  You can trust us for all of your electrical needs, and your home’s safety is top priority for us. Give us a call to make an appointment today!


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