Combustion may be the last thing anyone in our area is thinking about with the summer heat, but if you use any type of gas or propane appliance in your home, such as a stove, clothes dryer or hot water heater, you have combustion happening. One of the dangers of any kind of indoor combustion is the development and leaking of carbon monoxide (CO). CO can be a killer, and one of the main reasons for this is that CO gas is undetectable to human senses. It is odorless, tasteless and invisible, which is why it’s called “the silent killer.” One of the best ways to protect yourself from CO poisoning in Bandera, TX, is to install a carbon monoxide detector in your home.
Types of CO Detectors
There are three main types of carbon monoxide detectors you can choose for your home:
This is the kind of CO detector that plugs into an outlet and monitors the carbon monoxide levels in a specific area of your home. Their ability to detect carbon monoxide is limited to the room in which they are utilized, so they can’t offer whole-home protection.
Combination CO Detectors
Combination detectors offer protection from carbon monoxide gas and detect other potential problems, typically smoke from fires. This type of detector can come as a stand-alone item, can be hard-wired into your home’s electrical system or even come with smart technology.
Integrated CO Detectors
If you have a security system, hard-wired fired alarm system or other whole home, electrically-based system, you’ll want to install an integrated carbon monoxide alarm. Using an integrated CO alarm allows you to have CO protection but utilize your existing home system as a foundation for the protection the alarm offers.
Need a carbon monoxide alarm in your home? Call the expert at D’Spain Sales & Service, Inc., today and schedule an appointment with one of our electrical experts.