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Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Plano, TX
Natural gas is an energy source that offers many advantages to a home: it conveniently comes from a municipal source, burns cleanly, costs less than electricity, and provides a level of power to appliances that’s difficult to match. There is one drawback however, which is the possibility of carbon monoxide, a byproduct of the combustion of natural gas, entering into the house. CO is harmful, and although most appliances and natural gas systems in homes are designed specifically to prevent its escape, the potential still exists.
Guarding against a dangerous increase of carbon monoxide in a home requires having special CO detectors. Contact the electricians at Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning, and they will arrange to install the safety devices. They also repair, maintain, and replace the units. Rely on us in Plano, TX and the surrounding areas to keep your family safe with our licensed electrical work.
Why You Need Carbon Monoxide Detection
Any home that makes use of natural gas (such as for a stove, oven, furnace, etc.) needs to have a device to monitor the carbon monoxide levels. CO is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is unfortunately also a highly toxic one. It’s a common byproduct of the combustion of natural gas, and even though modern gas–powered appliances are designed with safety uppermost, accidents can lead to CO escaping into a house.
Carbon monoxide induces nausea, dizziness, headaches, and other flu–like symptoms, and can cause death through continued exposure. Because a rise in CO levels is difficult to detect until symptoms begin to appear, carbon monoxide detectors are an invaluable early warning system. When you hear the CO detectors’ alarms go off, open up doors and windows, exit your home, and call for help.
Professional Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation
Although you can purchase simple battery–powered carbon monoxide detectors, the best protection is to have professionals wire a series of CO detectors into your electrical system. This is safer, since you won’t have the worry about the unit running out of its battery charge or having to take time to check on the battery levels. (The hard–wired CO detectors have battery back–ups in case of power–outages.) Professionally–installed units are more effective than store–bought units, and the electricians who install them know the exact right spots to place them so they will do the most good and give you ample warning when there is a dangerous increase in CO levels.
We Have the CO Detector Services That You Need
Our electricians at Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning do extensive work with smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, so we know how to best protect your home from these dangers. If you have an older set of CO detectors that you think should be replaced, we’re glad to assist you with setting up the new units. We’ll also look over older units on a regular basis to maintain them. This is the best way to give yourself the peace of mind that your carbon monoxide detectors are doing their job of keeping your family safe.
To find out more about the extensive electrical services that we offer for homes in Plano and throughout Grayson and Collin counties, call our offices. We’ll help you schedule installation, repairs, maintenance, or replacement for carbon monoxide detectors.