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

Heating Season FAQ: What Is Carbon Monoxide?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

While some homeowners may choose to use electric heating systems, most prefer to use natural gas. Natural gas is more affordable than electricity, and it can be used to fuel stoves, water heaters, and other appliances, as well. As is the case with oil, propane, and other combustible fuels, though, the burning of natural gas can lead to the creation of carbon monoxide.

It is important that you have carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home in order to protect you from this dangerous gas. A properly operating heater will vent this and other flue gases out of your home. When it comes to your heating in Kingsburg, CA, however, you can never be too careful.

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Why Carbon Monoxide Detectors are Important

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Why Carbon Monoxide Detectors are Important
Despite Fresno’s mild climate, furnaces and fireplaces still enjoy popularity here. In a home with these or any other fuel-burning appliances, a carbon monoxide detector could save a life someday.

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If You Think Indoor Air Isn’t as Polluted as Outdoor Air, Think Again

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

If You Think Indoor Air Isn't as Polluted as Outdoor Air, Think AgainWith the concerns over smog, car exhaust, dusty Fresno days and pollen, many people think that outside air is more polluted than indoor air. In fact, because outdoor air is cleared by breezes and rain and because pollutants can disperse into the atmosphere, outdoor air is cleaner than indoor air. Managing your indoor air pollution can make your home environment healthier. 

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IAQ 101: Carbon Monoxide Detector Testing Tips

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

IAQ 101: Carbon Monoxide Detector Testing TipsA necessary step in any home safety plan is working carbon monoxide detectors, and the only way to ensure they’re working is through regular testing. A carbon monoxide detector with a dead battery is worse than no detector at all, since it might impart a false sense of security.

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Important Ways to Protect Your Family From Radon Poisoning

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Important Ways to Protect Your Family From Radon PoisoningCarbon monoxide (CO) and radon are two of the most dangerous indoor gases. While CO poisoning has immediate effects, it may take years for full-blown symptoms of radon poisoning to develop. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., so doing what you can to mitigate its concentration can help you avoid exposure hazards.

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You Could Be Vulnerable to Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

You Could Be Vulnerable to Carbon Monoxide in Your HomeBeing exposed to carbon monoxide (CO) in your home, even for just a short amount of time, can be very hazardous to you and your family, even potentially lethal. It’s important to take precautions against CO buildup, and know what to do in case this happens in your Fresno area home.

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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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Shopping for a CO Monitor: Features to Consider

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Shopping for a CO Monitor: Features to ConsiderCarbon monoxide (CO) is a byproduct of the incomplete burning of common fuels, including the natural gas, propane, oil, coal and wood used in everyday home appliances and HVAC equipment. Exposure to carbon monoxide can cause serious health impacts, including death. Because CO is tasteless, odorless and colorless, your home should have at least one CO monitor – and preferably more – to keep you and your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning. 

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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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Is The Polluted Air From Your Garage Seeping Into Your Home?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

If your home has an attached garage, you probably enjoy the convenience factor, but have you ever wondered whether contaminated air from your garage can seep into your home? When your house is not properly sealed against your garage, the health of yourself and your family may be compromised. By educating yourself on the threats posed by dirty air from your attached garage and taking measures to prevent its passage into your home, you can protect your household.

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