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The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors

October 20, 2020

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a clear and odourless gas that can go undetected. It is also highly toxic and claims hundreds of lives each year. This is why it is imperative to invest in a carbon monoxide detector for your home to protect you and your loved ones.

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of burning natural gas or carbon fuel, which is the gas that comes from gas stoves and the gasoline in your car. Carbon monoxide is extremely dangerous, even in small doses. Being exposed to this undetectable gas can cause permanent damage or even death.


How do I prevent CO poisoning?

The best way to prevent CO poisoning is to install a carbon monoxide detector in your home or work place. Luckily, dependable electrical companies such as A.S. Electrical can help you install, inspect, test and trouble shoot your carbon monoxide detectors. These detectors work similar to smoke and fire alarms and will ring to alert you when there is CO detected. For most


Choosing the right carbon monoxide detector

There are a variety of different carbon monoxide detector brands that you can choose from, but you will definitely want one that is fast and reliable. The device should be able to detect the toxic gas quickly and alert you as soon as possible. For the best results, it is recommended that you contact an electrician. Electrical companies like A.S. Electrical and trained and certified and will know what device is best for you.


Detector Maintenance

It is always a good idea to have your detectors maintained frequently. This will ensure that you are protected all the time. You should test whether your detector is working at least once a month and replace the batteries every few months. If your detector is wired with a battery backup, it is advised to check that both power sources are functioning properly. It is also highly recommended that you replace the detector as these sensors can fail after a few years. Dependable electrical companies can help you with regular maintenance and questions.


A.S. Electrical has been providing quality electrical services since 2006 to commercial, industrial and residential sectors. Everything from start to finish and even after installation maintenance, you can count on A.S. Electrical. Call us today to learn more!