Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘carbon monoxide detectors’

How Do Your Know If Your Heat Exchanger is Cracked?

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

How Do Your Know If Your Heat Exchanger is Cracked?A cracked heat exchanger in your furnace is a serious problem that needs to addressed quickly. No homeowner wants to check on their furnace and find that the heat exchanger is cracked, but you should be able to identify the symptoms of this serious and potentially deadly problem.

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Add Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Protect Yourself From the Silent Killer

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Add Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Protect Yourself From the Silent KillerCarbon monoxide detectors can be your Fresno area home’s greatest material asset. This is because carbon monoxide (CO), produced as a by-product of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, is an insidious killer. Recognize carbon monoxide’s risks and consider the benefits of installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

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Carbon Monoxide in Your Home: Know Where to Check

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

One of the biggest hazards in a modern home – especially one that uses gas-fueled appliances – is carbon monoxide (CO). It’s an odorless and colorless gas, meaning you have no way of detecting it yourself, without the help of a detection device. If you ingest enough CO at once, or over a long enough period of time, it can lead to illness or even death.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Ensure Proper Selection And Installation

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Ensure Proper Selection And InstallationThe State of California has a law that requires carbon monoxide detectors in all residential dwellings that use any kind of combustible fuel or that have attached garages. The law requires a carbon monoxide (CO) detector on all floors of the home. If you haven’t installed yours yet, use this as a guide to choosing and installing CO detectors so they give you the protection you need against carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Boosting Your Indoor Air Quality With A Kitchen Remodel

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Remodeling your kitchen can get you new counters and cupboards, kitchen islands, top-of-the-line ovens and ranges… and a boost to your indoor air quality. If you’re planning kitchen renovations, don’t neglect to take ventilation and air sealing into account.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors A Must, But Practice These Common Sense Tips As Well

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Carbon Monoxide Detectors A Must, But Practice These Common Sense Tips As WellWith colder weather taking over in Central California, it’s important to take precautions against the increased threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 150 people die each year from non-fire-related carbon monoxide poisoning. Most of these deaths were a result of faulty, poorly vented or misused fuel-burning appliances.

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Avoid Carbon Monoxide-Related Risks With CO Detectors

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Avoid Carbon Monoxide-Related Risks With CO DetectorsCarbon monoxide detectors are an essential safety instrument that should be installed in every home. You also need to make sure you position yours properly so that they are working optimally and constantly providing protection.

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Carbon Monoxide Detection Could Save Your Family

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Combustion heating when maintained properly is a safe, viable option for household comfort. If neglected, however, certain aspects of your system can become dangerous to your family. Ventilation issues, cracked combustion chambers and duct leaks all can lead to backdrafting, circulating harmful gases such as carbon monoxide through your home. If this were to occur in your home, carbon monoxide detection could save your family.

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Three Factors That Contribute To Carbon Monoxide Detector Effectiveness

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Carbon monoxide detectors are valuable instruments and can mean the difference between life and death.  This is why it’s so important to use them effectively.  Here are three factors that will lead to you getting the best results.

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