Carbon monoxide is one of the most deadly gases in the world – and it is a stealth killer. Carbon monoxide is silent, hsa no odor, and really the only way to detect it is with a carbon monoxide detector. Even a small amount of carbon monoxide can do damage, especially to young children and/or animals.
In fact, according to reports, 15,000 people go to the emergency room every year from carbon monoxide. So how can you protect your family from carbon monoxide? The first step is to install a carbon monoxide detector.
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Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. It is a gas that is almost impossible to identify. Most often, the gas comes from fuels that aren’t burning completely, including coal, propane, gasoline, wood, natural gas, and heating oil. In homes, this can come from dryers, water heaters, ovens, fireplaces, or, most commonly, cars.
Carbon monoxide is so dangerous because it stealthily passes through your lungs, enters into the red blood cells, and interferes with their functioning. The body starts to lose oxygen, which permanently damages the lungs and brain. Eventually, someone will suffocate if they do not get fresh air and medical treatment. Too often, people think that they are just short of breath or that they have a headache.
The best way to protect your home from carbon monoxide is to install a detector or detectors in your home. To go above and beyond, get one that is connected to a security system. This helps because you will instantly connect to a monitored security expert who can alert local authorities and sound the alarm so that you get everyone to safety.
At Blue by ADT, our system works to monitor the air your home on a continual basis – for carbon monoxide, smoke, and other problems. When we notice that something is wrong, we get an alert and then get to work immediately. By even having a few extra seconds, you can save the lives of the people who are most important to you – including children and small pets that are the most susceptible.
Our home security systems keep everyone in your family safe. By combining everything into one system, you have a streamlined security hub that you can monitor. Even better, our system is “smart” – meaning that if something goes wrong when you aren’t home, you can immediately look into your home to see what is happening.