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5 Undeniable Reasons to Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Published July 8th, 2021 by Secure IT Securities Corp

If you don't think you need a carbon monoxide detector in your gas or coal-burning home, it's time to think again. While the fatality numbers are relatively low at 430 annual deaths, tens of thousands visit emergency rooms across the country each year with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. 

In the following article, we look at the five undeniable reasons that you need to install a detector today. Let's get started!

1. Warning of Household Dangers

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a fear that many homeowners with gas or coal-burning appliances must take seriously. Termed "the silent killer," carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can seep through ventilation and affect the breathing and internal organ function of every household member as they sleep. 

Installing a carbon monoxide detector will alert you with a loud sound before leaks get to dangerous levels. As a result, you and your family will be able to get to safety before the worst happens.

2. Pinpointing Problem Appliances

In addition to being a silent threat, carbon monoxide leaks are indicators that gas or coal-burning appliances are not working properly.

Obviously, your health should be the first priority, but you also want to ensure the functionality of each and every appliance in your home. Installing a detector gives you insight into what needs to be addressed.

3. Access to Central Monitoring 

Just like you can install a camera and monitor through an app to see who's approaching your front door or garage door while you're away from home, certain detector systems come with central monitoring access.

That means you can check in while at work or on vacation to see what CO levels are in your home. This affords you the ability to be proactive with carbon monoxide safety even when you're not at home. 

4. Protecting Vulnerable Family Members

Some family members living under your roof might not be in the position to do anything about toxic gas when it seeps into the interior of your home. Carbon monoxide detectors are particularly useful when you're caring for elderly family members or children. 

These members of your household are more vulnerable to serious health issues arising from carbon monoxide poisoning. This is also a concern for hotels and other rental locations as evidenced in the recent deaths of a father and two children at a Freeport, Maine, hotel.

Having a system in place will alert both home and business owners to the potential hazards to protect individuals at a higher risk.

5. Peace of Mind

Aside from avoiding permanent damage to your health, installing a carbon monoxide detector just makes good sense because of the peace of mind that it provides. A working system means never having to worry about what might happen while you're sleeping or away from the house for extended periods of time. 

Ensure Your Safety With a Carbon Monoxide Detector

As you can see, there are undeniable benefits to installing a carbon monoxide detector. You keep threats of immediate danger and health issues at bay while calling attention to problem appliances and protecting the vulnerable. 

If you're ready to benefit from the peace of mind that comes with a carbon monoxide detector, reach out to Secure it Securities Inc. today. We can provide you with a free estimate and have you well on your way to 24/7 protection.

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