Call for reliable AC replacement in The Woodlands TX.
CALL: (281) 681-2665
or 936-271-COLD
SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Can Save Lives

CPSC Document #5010

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that consumers purchase and install carbon monoxide detectors with labels showing they meet the requirements of the new Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) voluntary standard (UL 2034). The UL standard, published in April 1992, requires detectors to sound an alarm when exposure to carbon monoxide reaches potentially hazardous levels over a period of time. Detectors that meet the requirements of UL 2034 provide a greater safety margin than previously-manufactured detectors.

About 200 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning associated with home fuel-burning heating equipment. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced when any fuel is incompletely burned. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to flu-like illnesses and include dizziness, fatigue, headaches, nausea, and irregular breathing. Carbon monoxide can leak from faulty furnaces or fuel-fired heaters or can be trapped inside by a blocked chimney or flue. Burning charcoal inside the house or running an automobile engine in an attached garage also will produce carbon monoxide in the home.

The first line of defense against carbon monoxide is to make sure that all fuel-burning appliances operate properly. Consumers should have their home heating systems (including chimneys and flues) inspected each year for proper operations and leakage. Inspectors should check all heating appliances and their electrical and mechanical components, thermostat controls and automatic safety devices.

Properly working carbon monoxide detectors can provide an early warning to consumers before the deadly gas builds up to a dangerous level. Exposure to a low concentration over several hours can be as dangerous as exposure to high carbon monoxide levels for a few minutes - the new detectors will detect both conditions. Most of the devices cost under $100. Each home should have at least one carbon monoxide detector in the area outside individual bedrooms. CPSC believes that carbon monoxide detectors are as important to home safety as smoke detectors are.


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

24 Hour Emergency Service
Call Us Today (281) 681-2665 or 936-271-COLD
Call Us Today
(281) 681-2665 or 936-271-COLD
 
Map & Directions
 
Get In Touch
 
ADDRESS:   1622 Sawdust Rd. Ste. A-5
The Woodland, TX 77380
PHONE:   (281) 681-2665 or 936.271.2653
Texas Air Conditioning License # TACL A09991C
1622 Sawdust Rd. Ste. A-5 The Woodland, TX 77380
Texas Air Conditioning License # TACL A09991C
Connect With Us
 
For AC repair in The Woodlands TX, like us on Facebook!
For AC repair service in The Woodlands TX, find us on Google!
Follow us on Twitter for updates on our Air Conditioner repair service in Spring TX.
For AC repleacement in Spring TX, network with AirNow Services on LinkedIn.
For AC repair in The Woodlands TX, like us on Facebook!
For AC repair service in The Woodlands TX, find us on Google!
Follow us on Twitter for updates on our Air Conditioner repair service in Spring TX.
For AC repleacement in Spring TX, network with AirNow Services on LinkedIn.
Home   |   Email Us   |   Schedule Service   |   Get a Quote   |   Ask a Tech   |   Maintenance   |   Privacy Policy