Carbon monoxide (CO) has been called the “invisible killer” as an odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas. CO incidents can happen at anytime of the year. Be sure your family is protected against the dangers of high CO levels.
Where does carbon monoxide (CO) come from?
CO is a product of every fire, small or large. It is released into the air anytime fossil fuels are burned, such as gasoline, propane, natural gas, oil or wood. It can come from heating and cooking devices in the home. Dangerous CO levels tend to peak during cooler winter weather with fireplaces, generators, and heaters being more commonly used. More than 20,000 people each year are sent to the ER with CO poisoning.
What are symptoms of CO poisoning?
Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms often include headache, dizziness, weakness, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion.
How do CO levels rise?
When in a contained place, such as inside a home, the CO particles do not have room to dissipate, causing the level to climb dangerously. Sometimes you might not know right away that you’ve been poisoned. The poisonous gas is not possible to detect by sight, smell, or taste, life safety experts suggest CO detectors be installed in every home. To protect yourself and loved ones, you need an early warning system.
How do CO detectors save lives?
More than 400 people die each year in the United States from CO poisoning. CO detectors will sound if levels are too high.
What’s the advantage of a monitored carbon monoxide detector?
Our central station receives the alert and notifies authorities in event of an abnormally high level of CO. High carbon monoxide levels can be deadly while you’re sleeping. With a monitored alarm, you can rest assured knowing you’re protected while you sleep. Especially if you have children, elderly, or pets in your home, you’ll have more peace of mind with a monitored CO detector even when away from home.
Can I receive alerts to my phone when CO levels rise?
Yes, you can receive around-the-clock notifications, from wherever you are, to warn you of unsafe levels.
Get your CO detector added onto your system today!
Just give us a call at 724-836-0900 or 1-888-RAMPART. You may also complete our easy-to-use contact form to request a consultation with one of our experienced, professional technicians.
Rampart serves families throughout Greensburg, Irwin, North Huntingdon, Ligonier, and Greater Pittsburgh area. We can add in CO detectors to pre-existing security systems and change over most older systems. We also work within your budget.